Ladies Novice Four and Novice Scull winners, L-R: Zoë Bushby, Scarlett Phelan, Yasmin Wright, Kayleigh Batchelor, Rachael Debenham and Bass Andre. Photo by Ruth Faithfull.

5 FANTASTIC WINS FOR SHANKLIN SANDOWN ROWING CLUB AT POOLE REGATTA

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club travelled to Poole last Sunday (7th July) to compete in the latest round of the Hants & Dorset championship – and secure 5 wins in the process.

The Men’s Junior Four of George Glenister, Jamie Gamble, Riley Horrix, Ethan Walters – and cox Emily Faithfull – secured another victory in the race for the H&D championship. This result makes it their 5th win this season, which extends their lead to 3 points and guarantees the crew a spot in their respective championship event at the South Coast Championships in September.

In the Men’s Junior Pairs event, Gamble and Glenister also secured the club’s 4th point in the championship with a comfortable victory, meaning the club is now just 1 point away from winning the championship. 

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The Ladies Novice Four of Scarlett Phelan, Zoe Bushby, Kayleigh Batchelor, Rachael Debenham – with  cox Yasmin Wright – secured a superb victory following a rocky start to earn promotion to Junior status. Batchelor subsequently took the club’s 4th win of the day with a victory in the Girls’ J16 Sculls event, with Wright coming home 3rd and Debenham 4th.

In the Boys’ J16 event, Owen Denness put in another improved performance but just missed out on the final.

Men’s Junior Four L-R: Jamie Gamble, Ethan Walters, Emily Faithfull, Riley Horrix and George Glenister. Photo by Lisa Atkin.

The Ladies Junior Four of Yasmin Wright, Sophie Atkin, Bass Andre, Rachael Debenham – coxed by Daisy Faithfull – rowed well to finish 3rd in their heat to qualify for the final; where they produced their best performance yet at junior status to finish 5th.  

The club’s remarkable day concluded with a 5th win, this time for the returning Bass Andre who produced an excellent performance in the Ladies Novice Sculls final. Yasmin Wright also made the final where she finished a creditable 6th. Bass’ victory gives the club a 3rd win this season in this event to lead the club championship.

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club now turns its attention to Coalporters Regatta, as well as the British Junior Rowing Championships in Nottingham.

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