2022 Blessing of the Boats
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
On Saturday 26 February, 4 news quad sculls and a new racing 8 were christened at the Blessing of the Boats at the XC Boatsheds.
Racing 8 the Jim André christened by William Doherty, Principal
4 quad sculls
St Stanislaus Kostka SJ christened by Fr. Quyen Vu SJ, Jesuit Provincial and Fr Chris Middleton SJ, Rector
The Magis christened by Owen Johnston Prefect of the Jesuit Mission
Brian Doyle christened by Michael Wilson, Head of Sport.  Brian Doyle (OX 1949) Xavier’s first Olympic Rower 1956
Nick Green christened by Nick Green OAM (OX 1985) Dual Olympic gold medallist, four-time World Champion