Ryde Rowing Club hosted the 8th Isle of Wight Rowing Forum Junior Indoor Rowing Competition on Sunday (24th November) at their Appley clubhouse.

The annual event is open to any Junior/under 18 members from the 3 Island Rowing Clubs – Ryde, Shanklin Sandown and Newport – plus Ryde School Boat Club. A total of 25 junior oarsman and woman took 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. It is hoped that many of the athletes who took part on Sunday will compete at the National Junior competition early next year.

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All the juniors were divided into boys/girls and age groups. They competed as individuals over a distance rowed in a fixed time with medals awarded for first, second and third place.

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 7 Boys – Carter Horrix, Shankin Sandown
Year 8 Boys – William Loveday, Newport
Year 8 Girls – Beth Katirewa. Shanklin Sandown
Year 9 Boys – Conner Garner, Newport
Year 10 Girls – Kayleigh Batchelor, Shanklin Sandown
Year 11 – Boys – Riley Horrix, Shanklin
Year 11 Girls – Rachael Debenham, Shanklin Sandown
Year 12/13 Boys – Charlie Wolford, Ryde
Year 12/13 Girls – Lottie Tapsell, Shanklin Sandown

In the relay the winning team was Riley Horrix, Kayleigh Batchelor, Damia Robert, Ben Smith and Roxy Browne. 2nd was Lottie Tapsell, Dan Sanderson, William Loveday, Rachael Debenham and Laurence Cole and 3rd – Beth Katirewa, Casper Adams, Conner Garner, Niamh Murphy and Yasmin Wright.


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Photo attached – Juniors from the 4 Island Rowing Clubs at the Isle of Wight Rowing Forum Indoor Junior Regatta

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