July Rowing Roundup

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July started with Henley Masters.  With 5 entries in G eights, that meant the extra race on Friday to determine the semi finalists on Saturday. Unfortunately that was Bedford who were drawn against Mosman RC from Sydney. Mosman really hammered it off the start and Bedford were left playing catch up, eventually losing by a length and a quarter. Mosman went on to win the event and also the G4+ event as well.

The Junior Championships in Strathclyde were next up. Florrie Stevens was in the WJ15 singles and did not have her best row in the time trials and finished in the C final. But she redeemed herself by winning the C final by 16 seconds.  Molly Johnson won gold in a composite WJ16 quad and also a silver as part of a WJ15 double.

Last weekend was one of the region's favourite regattas, St. Neots, which was celebrating their 150th anniversary. On Saturday the ladies IM3 four were beaten by a very good Milton Keynes crew.  In the Masters D/E/F eights there were six entries, meaning 3 races to win the event. The Bedford composite first raced Maidstone Invicta and after a very tight race edged home by half a length. Next was Peterborough, which was a comfortable win, and then they triumphed over local rivals Star Club by one and a half lengths.

On Sunday the ladies novice four had a bye in the first round, and in the semi final their opponents scratched, meaning they were through to the final without a race. After a good race they lost to Star Club by one and a half lengths. The mens Masters D four also lost to Star Club (who had a handicap start) by just over a length.  Bill Sadler was in the E/F/G sculls which had 8 entries. He had two tight races before winning the final by two lengths.

Posted By Ian on 29 Jul 2015

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