The Boys J16 Coxed Four of Ben Toms, Jacob Redstone, Joel Smith, Joe Groves and Cox Paddy Kearney rowed particularly well to finish in 2nd place, less than a length behind the pre-race favourites from Itchen Imperial. Joel Smith and Jacob Redstone (pictured left) also did well in the J16 Single Sculls event finishing 2nd and 3rd in a strong field.
Other Ryde crews had less success – the Men’s Novice Four of Tom Kearney, Dom Douglas, Ben Toms and Joe Groves finishing 4th in their heat to just miss out on a place in the finals. The Men’s Coastal Junior Pair of Will Ford and James Smith clashed with another crew just after the start ruining their chances of a podium finish and Senior Sculler Mick Jenner finished in 5th place – and Novice sculler Dale Buckett suffered a similar fate.
The event was hosted by Southampton Rowing Club.