Rowing Sport

HANTS & DORSET CHAMPIONSHIP WIN FOR SHANKLIN SANDOWN ROWING CLUB

Photo: Lisa Atkin

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club enjoyed great success at Itchen Regatta last weekend.

The Men’s Junior Four of George Glenister, Jamie Gamble, Riley Horrix, Ethan Walters and Emily Faithfull (Cox) were looking to secure the club’s second Hants & Dorset championship of the season. After coming through a quarter-final and a tough semi, the crew duly delivered with impressive style. They led from the start to beat their closest rivals, Coalporters, by 3 lengths to clinch the title.

The Men’s Novice Four of Kevin Faithfull, Andrew Tapsell, Thomas Ashley, Owen Denness and Daisy Faithfull came agonising close to securing promotion to junior status but just lost out to the host club by half a length.

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The club were well represented in the small boats with Kayleigh Batchelor comfortably winning the J16 Ladies Sculls. Rachael Debenham sculled well to secure second place in the Novice Sculls, and Emily Faithfull and Yas Wright were also runners up in the Ladies Open Double Sculls.

Emily and Lottie Tapsell both sculled well in the singles but were knocked out in the heats by the eventual status winners.

The club will be back in Southampton this weekend for the penultimate regatta of the season at Woolston.

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