Rowing Sport

RYDE’S J14 CREW TAKE THIRD PLACE IN HEAD OF THE RIVER RACE

A small squad of just 1 crew from the Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club competed in their first competition of the season on Saturday (14th April) after several earlier planned events had been cancelled due to the weather.

The Boys J14 Coxed Four of Josh Lee, Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Austin Smith and Danny Sanderson (cox) raced in the Men’s Novice Fours section in Division 1 of the Head of the River Race, which takes the form of a time trial over the 4.5 mile course on the River Itchen in Southampton.

The crew produced a good performance in a strongly contested section to finish 3rd in a time of 17 minutes 59 seconds.

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This coming weekend the Ryde Boys J16 Coxed Four will represent the Wessex Region at the GB Junior Inter-Regional Regatta at the National Water sports Centre in Nottingham, where they will be joined by the club’s Freya Drage who has been selected to represent the region as part of the composite Girls J16 Eight.

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