Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club hosted the 7th Isle of Wight Rowing Forum Junior Indoor Rowing Competition on Sunday (4th November) at their Shanklin seafront clubhouse.
The annual event is open to any Junior/under 18 members from the 3 Island rowing clubs of Ryde, Shanklin Sandown and Newport – plus Ryde School Boat Club. All 4 clubs were represented with a total of 20 junior oarsmen and women taking part.
There were 2 stages to the event, in line with British Rowing’s guidelines and as used at the National Junior Indoor Rowing competition. It is hoped many of the athletes who competed on Sunday will go on to compete at the National Junior Indoor competition early next year.
All the Juniors were divided into boys/girls and age groups and competed as individuals over a distance rowed in a fixed time with medals awarded for first, second and third places.
After completion of the individual competitions, a relay was held over 3000m, in teams of 6, drawn from the hat from all 4 clubs to round off a great day’s competition.
Results – 2018
Year 7 Boys – Fergus Findlay, Newport
Year 8 Boys – Conner Garner, Newport
Year 8 Girls – Kayleigh Batchelor, Shanklin Sandown
Year 9 Girls – Poppy Starkey, Ryde
Year 10 Boys – Ethan Walters, Shanklin Sandown
Year 10 Girls – Rachael Debenham, Shanklin Sandown
Year 11 Boys – Charlie Walford. Ryde
Year 11 Girls – Charlotte Tapsell, Shanklin Sandown
Year 12/13 Boys – Jonjo Findlay, Newport
Year 12/13 Girls – Florrie Webb, Ryde School Boat Club
1st Relay team – Ollie Colson, Rachael Debenham, Ben Smith, Florrie Webb, Toby Batchelor, Charlie Walford.
2nd Relay team – Ethan Walters, Arlo Adds, Connor Garner, Lottie Tapsell, Toby Lucas, Poppy Starkey.
3rd Relay team – Kayleigh Batchelor, Beth Walpole-Davies, Theo Phelan, Jonjo Findlay, Laurence Cole, Harry Jones.