Ryde Rowing Club, sponsored by Wightlink, hosted the 5th Isle of Wight Rowing Forum Junior Indoor Rowing Competition on Sunday (27th November) at their Appley Park Clubhouse.
The annual event is open to any Junior/under 18 members of the 3 Island Rowing Clubs – Ryde, Shanklin and Newport – with the newly formed Ryde School Boat Club also invited to attend this year. All 4 Clubs were represented with a total of 34 junior oarsman and woman 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, at which it is hoped many of these athletes will compete early next year.
All the Juniors were divided into boys and girls and age groups and competed as individuals over 2 events – distance rowed in a fixed time and a 250m sprint. The results of these 2 competitions were combined with medals awarded for first, second and third places in the combined result.
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.
Year 5 Boys – Dillon Tucker, Ryde
Year 7 Boys – Louis Gamble, Shanklin
Year 7 Girls – Freya Blamey, Ryde
Year 8 Boys – Riley Horrix, Shanklin
Year 8. Girls – Grace Bolland, Ryde
Year 9. Boys – Toby Batchelor, Newport
Year 9. Girls – Mia Phelan, Shanklin
Year 10. Boys – Ben Sanderson, Ryde
Year 10. Girls – Sophie Atkin, Shanklin
Year 11. Boys – Oliver Coulson, Ryde School
Year 11. Girls – Emily Oatley, Newport
Year 12/13 – Boys. Ben Toms, Ryde
Year 12/13 – Girls. Daisey Faithfull, Shanklin