Akil Hashmi, a first year undergraduate at Robinson was coxing the Women's Lightweight Eight that won, convincingly on 26th March 2017 at the Henley Boat Races.
Akil has been an excellent addition to the team since his arrival in January, when he joined the team from CUBC. The Lightweight Eight raced beautifully, winning by a significant margin of 3 lengths! He was also superbly supportive during the week leading up to the London Boat Races, as the Blondie cox was ill. Akil made sure he was available to take her place for sessions and helped to keep everyone on form.
The team are thrilled to have won all 5 of their races, Lightweight Reserve, Lightweight Eight, Open-weight Spare Pair, Blondie and Blue Boat - 5 out of 5 races!!