After a few weeks break from competitive competition following the completion of the Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association 2018 season, Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club’s junior squad have embarked on their winter racing programme.
The team travelled West to compete in the Dart Totnes R. C. Autumn Head on Saturday (17th November) where they produced some impressive results over the 3k course, raced over 3 divisions.
The best result came from the Boy’s Coastal Junior Coxed Four of Austin Smith, Tye Cameron, Ben Saunders, Tom Starkey and cox Dan Sanderson. Racing in the Men’s Senior C section in Division 1, they finished in 2nd place behind Bideford Reds.
All 4 rowers raced again in later divisions – Ben and Tom racing as a Men’s Novice Double in Division 3, where they achieved another 2nd lace behind host club Dart Totnes. Austin and Tye competed in Men’s Senior C Single Sculls in Division 2 with Austin finishing in 4th place and Tye in 6th position respectively.
A Boys J15 crew of Harry Jones, Jonah Lewin, Gulliver Roghan and Paddy Kearney – with Dan Sanderson coxing once again – competed in the Men’s Novice Fours event in Division 2, finishing in 3rd place – an excellent performance from this newly formed and inexperienced crew.
Another young and relatively inexperienced crew of Emily Davies and Poppy Starkey competed in a Girls J15 Double in Division 1 and performed well to finish in 4th place.