Race Report by Sam Wickham
Last weekend the club performed well with lots of wins at Wimbleball regatta. It was great to see the Masters, Seniors and Juniors all competing and helping each other as a Club.
The weather (very hot and with a side wind) meant that there were a few steering issues with some of the crews and results suffered.
The junior squad put in another strong performance and it was good to see the youngest crews, some of whom had never raced before, achieve wins.
Steering issues caused by a vanishing rudder meant that the J16x4+ was unable to steer to what would have been a certain victory having been beaten by a canvas.
Finally, on the Sunday Ed and Ollie travelled up to Eton Dorney, where they put in a great performance at the GB time trials to see if they could get the seat in the upcoming GB v France match but after having to go first in the time trial they came second by 1.9 seconds and therefore did not get the GB ticket…it was brutal but the road to success is pathed with failures….next time for sure!
The wins on Saturday 29thof June:
OJ13 4X+, Charlotte, Sophia, Ellen, Evie and cox Kate
WJ14 1X, Lucy W
WJ14 2X, Lucy W, Hollie
WJ14 4X+, Lucy W, Hollie, Summer, Lucy D and cox Kate
J14 1X, Samuel
WJ15 1X, Megan
WJ15 4X+, Niamh, Catey, Holly, Lily and Cox Abbie
J15 2X, Tom, Jacob
WJ16 2X, Claire, Ella
J16 1X, Tom
WNov 1X, Catriona
WO4X+, Abbie, Catriona, Ella, Megan and Cox Samuel
Eleanor Burke 1x
Mens Senior A 4+ – Sam Fotherington , Graham Forrest, Robin Mills , George Rymell (cox Imogen Vale)
Mens Open Pair – Robin Mills , Joe Spink
Mense Open 8 + – Sam Fotherington, Robin Mills , George Rymell, Jake Treliving, Joe Spink, Sam Davenport , Graham Forrest , Tom Zalywinski (Cox Kate)