everybody from Ross Rowing Club decamped to the banks of
the Avon to attend Evesham regatta on Sunday. The Club had
an unprecedented 34 different crews entered in the highly
competitive regional event.
was the men's senior section who led the way with the Novice
Eight of Jeremy Picton Turberville, Dave Sykes, Paul Brodholt,
Andrew Leeman, Tim Crossman, Lenny Colling, Dave Morris
and Ed Surman with Coxes Jess Crossman and Lucy Jones.
beaten the Evesham crew in the semi-final they were up against
a large crew from Stourport. After a clean start Stourport
veered into the Ross boat and there was a huge clash of
blades. With a war cry of 'row through them' from the young
Ed Surman, the Ross boat took command of the race and won
by a handsome margin of 1½ lengths over the 500 meter course.
development coach Ian Howell said, 'I am truly delighted
for the novice / vet squad. They have been working very
hard developing technique and race craft and today it all
paid off. All these eight oarsman should be very proud of
this achievement and we will look to build upon this success'.
This win was followed by the Junior Academy taking charge.
Johan Lai and George Probert won in J12 2x, Johan also won
J12 singles as did Jess Crossman in her Wj12 event. Roise
Brandram Jones with Abi Beddard won in Wj14 double sculls
and Amy Surman and Ellie Grindle in the Wj13 double sculls.