Emeritus Fellow rows in the Bumps

Leo Sharpston with rowers

Leo and two crew members of W2

Emeritus Fellow Leo Sharpston QC turned up to a boat naming ceremony on Saturday and ended up rowing in the Bumps.

Leo, who is the UK’s Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, has been a long-standing supporter of the King's College Boat Club. So much so, that the club decided to name their new Women’s First Boat after her.

The naming ceremony took place at the Combined Boat House on Saturday, but then it emerged that a student due to race that day was ill. Leo volunteered to take her place, and she and the crew successfully bumped the boat in front.

It was a fine display from the oldest crew member, but not so surprising given her enthusiasm for sport. She rowed for King's and the University when she was a student here in the 1970s and she continues to ski, row, sail and scuba dive.

Congratulations to Leo and the rest of the crew of W2!

See also

17 June 2013