In this update from Somerset College Rowing we welcome the new quad, 'Jacqui Sina'. We look ahead to the upcoming regatta with rowers set to win the Andrew Butler Tropy and prepare for Trivia Night, Friday June 10.

Term Two began with the arrival of a new quad the ‘Jacqui Sina’, named in honour of Jacqui Sina who has been integral in the development of the Rowing programme for over a decade. As the Administration Assistant of the Activities Department and past parent of a rower, Jacqui is the brains of the programme supporting the week to week logistics, co-ordinating camps and tours and ensuring the smooth running of fundraisers such as Trivia Night on Friday June 10 and the Corporate Rowing Challenge in Term Four. I have no doubt almost all of the Senior School will have had Jacqui assist them in one way or another, being involved in many of the College's activities, and will agree that the honour of having a boat named after her is well deserved.

The ‘Jacqui Sina’ is the fastest boat in the programme and is bringing all the crews some well deserved success. The Year 8 girls Quad won in its first race of the season and set up a great Regatta on May 7. Somerset College went from strength to strength as each crew was able to put in a great performance with Somerset College posting the most points for the Girls crews and coming second in points for the Boys crews. This sets Somerset College up to retain the Andrew Butler Trophy and take home the overall trophy for points at the Trophy Regatta on June 4.

The Trophy Regatta on June 4 at Wyaralong Dam will be Somerset College's chance to show how successful it is amongst its South-East Queensland competitors. Schools from across the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane and even Stanthorpe will race each other to show how successfully their programmes are developing. As there are points available for 40 Boys and 40 Girls per school, the key is participation. Somerset College will have 60 rowers across the Boys and Girls, so we are keen to see even more rowers get involved and have an athlete competing in every event for points available.

June 10 is the Somerset College Rowing Trivia Night, which the Rowing Committee is proud to host, serving as a key fundraiser for the programme. Test your general knowledge, win some prizes for dressing up and snag a bargain or rare experience in the auction. It is always a great night to celebrate as a school community and all eyes are on seeing if any team can beat the Teachers, who were last year's Trivia Champions.

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