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The Annual Schools Boat Race 2014

"That once each year, the gentlemanly pride of each of South Africa's leading schools for boys
convene at an agreed venue in a trial of strength and wits,
to participate in a race for eight-oared boats over a distance of six-and-one-third kilometres."
- The SASRU Boat Race Challenge

On December the 5th and 6th 2014 our King Edward first eight will competed in the annual schools boat race held on the Cowie River in Port Alfred.The schools boat race was started in 2000 and is seen as an elite and prestigious event on the schools racing calendar. Not many schools can claim to have won the race and there is always an air of expectation when a previous champion, like us, boats for the event.

The boat race is modelled on the Oxford, Cambridge Universities Boat Race and provides an opportunity to test a crew’s endurance and recovery in a gruelling two day event. Unlike the standard 2000 meter racing that school crews are used to, Boat Race requires crews to race a heads race on the Friday and a Finals race on the Saturday over a 6.3 km course. In essence the race is about endurance and rhythm, with the coxswain of each boat playing a huge role in his choice of line and water on the river.

This year, we were hoping to do better than our eighth placed finish in 2013 and we did just that, finishing 7th beating the 'old foe', Jeppe High School for Boys in our final. Our time was 19.25.89 and Jeppe 19.53.01.

Our King Edward VII 1st 8 crew for Boat Race 2014 was: Tristan Peel; Liam Schoeman; Andrew Webster; Marcus Meurs; Thabelo Masutha; Jason Webster; Riccardo Da Silva; Bryce Vos and Keean Mitchell. Reserve: Luke Campkin- Smith.

Well done to our young crew and onwards and upwards for 2015.

Final Standings for 2014:

Images from 2014 Race:

Images during 2014

Images from 2013 Boat Race:




Water Polo Festival 6 -8 MAR 2015
Easter Festival 2 - 6 APR 2015
Art Expo OCT 2015
History Quiz TBC 2015
Memorial Parade NOV 2015
Valedictory Service OCT 2015

School Calendar 2015

Term 1: 14 January- 25 March

Term 2: 13 April- 26 June

Term 3: 20 July- 02 October

Term 4:12 October- 9 December

2015 School Calendar .pdf
KES Parents Information Booklet 2015.pdf
KES 2015 First Week Procedure for Learners Gr 8 to 12.pdf
Mon, 5 January 2015
Aquatics Holiday Training
Tue, 6 January 2015
Class of 2014: Matric Results
Wed, 14 January 2015
School Opens- Welcome back!
Sat, 17 January 2015
Cricket: Waterkloof
Sat, 17 January 2015
Basketball: vs St David's
Sat, 8 November 2014
Basketball: vs Pretoria Boys' High
Sat, 8 November 2014
Cricket: vs Pretoria Boys' High School
Sat, 8 November 2014
Water Polo: vs Pretoria Boys' High School
Sun, 2 November 2014
Rowing: Gauteng Championships at Roodeplaat-Overall Placings
Sun, 2 November 2014
Rowing: Gauteng Championships at Roodeplaat
Sat, 1 November 2014
Basketball: vs St Stithians
Sat, 1 November 2014
Water Polo: vs St Stithians
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