rydeJ16Single ScullersThere were some encouraging performances from the Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club’s team that competed at the Woolston Regatta on Saturday, especially from the Boys J16 squad.

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.

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The event was hosted by Southampton Rowing Club.

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