Tuks secured Silver Sculls and Grand Challenge trophies at regatta

The Silver Sculls and Grand Challenge trophies, collectively worth over R1-million, were up for grabs today as the historic RMB Buffalo Regatta came to an end.

The final for the senior men sculls, known as the Silver Sculls, did not disappoint.

The final day of the RMB Buffalo Regatta, one of South Africa’s oldest rowing competitions. Picture: TYLER RIDDING

The race saw a tight battle with Vaughn Botes clinging onto first,  the majority of the race fighting off Thabelo Masutha, who took bronze at the World Junior Championships in Lithuania.

Botes clinched first, Masutha was hot on his heels in second and Bradley Betts secured a close third.

The senior men coxless four final, where the winner claims the prestigious Buffalo Challenge trophy, was yet another exhilarating race.

The two Tuks boats managed to hold the lead for the entire race, battling it out between one another for first.

Behind them was the fight for third between Rhodes and UCT.

The Tuks lane three boat, stroked by Sandro Torrente, put in a final push at the end of the race to widen the gap between them and their counterparts in lane four securing the win.

Behind them in the fight for third, despite a valent push by UCT, Rhodes managed to keep the gap they created and secured third.