Shrewsbury Regatta was held in the beautiful surroundings
of Pengwern Boat club and this was the first event for seven
of the juniors of Ross Rowing Club.
first win of the day, receiving the loudest cheer, was for
Sam Pothecary and Sam Boon. They raced down the course with
excellent timing to win their novices. Pippa
England won against other Ross opponents, Nottingham having
withdrawn, with a close race in the final against Christina
Stevenson to win the WJ2 singles.
the J13 quad, with clear coxing from Olivia Baynham-Williams,
George Probert, Nick Burden, Henry Jones and Dale Kernot
showed fabulous bladework to win convincingly against the
home side. George and Nick then went on to win the J13 double
in an all Ross final.
Boon paired up with Megan Jephcote to beat strong opposition
twice for a well deserved victory in the WJ 12 double. Molly
Phillips and Jess Boon fought back hard against Leicester
to win their heat in the WJ13 double but lost in the final
to Emma Richardson and Jess Crossman. The two Jess' then
jumped out of their doubles to take part in the final race
of the day; the open J12 quad.
umpire having observed the smart oarsmanship shown by Jess
Boon, Megan Jephcote, Pippa England and new girl Emily Leach
and coxed by Jess Crossman on the way up to the starting
line, refused to give the girls a head start for racing
against boys. The advantage was not needed. When the cox
called the girls to 'take it up ' the push resulted in the
girls winning easily.
the high performing squad away training in Nottingham it
was particularly pleasing to bring back seven golds. All
the first timers enjoyed their new experience of a rowing
regatta. An enormous thank you to all the parents for their
help throughout the day and making it such a success.