Despite HRR Cancellation, Boris Rankov phones Nereus to inform them they’ve been Disqualified

Undeterred by his resignation from umpiring and the cancellation of the event itself, Rankov has nonetheless taken steps to ensure business-as-usual at this year’s regatta. The feisty referee phoned Nereus’s head coach, Diedrik Simon, yesterday to let him know that after extensive consultation with the Stewards and thorough analysis of the race footage, the decision had been made to disqualify Nereus from the Ladies’ Plate. Informing the bemused Simon that while he ‘had nothing personally against foreign crews’ at Henley Royal, like women, ‘they have no place at this historic event’. Rankov was then seen dialling the number of University …read more

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