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J16 Mixed Four L-R: Callum Hynd, Harry Jones, Joel Smith (Cox), Freya Drage and Paddy Kearney

Ryde Rowing Club competed at Bournemouth Regatta on Saturday (4th August) – the last Hants and Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Championship Regatta of the 2018 season.

This year the event was hosted by Poole A. R. C at Hamworthy Park, Poole due to difficulties being experienced by the Bournemouth Rowing Club this season.

The Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club picked up their 6th J16 Trophy of the season when their mixed J16 Coxed Four of Paddy Kearney, Harry Jones, Freya Drage and Callum Hynd – with Joel Smith coxing – won their event.

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The club also had a Coastal Junior Four of Tom Starkey, Tye Cameron, Joel Smith and Austin Smith – with Coach Graham Reeve coxing – who will have been a little disappointed with their performance in their heat where they just missed out on a place in the final.

Ryde also had a number of individuals competing in the single sculling event, the best performance coming from Tye Cameron who finished 2nd in the Final of the Boys J16 event. There were 4th places for Joel Smith in the Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls event and for Freya Drage in the Girls J16 Sculls, but Austin Smith’s sculling in the Men’s Novice event failed to progress through to the final from his heat.

Photo:  Ryde’s winning J16 Mixed Four at Bournemouth Regatta – L to R – Callum Hynd, Harry Jones, Joel Smith (Cox), Freya Drage and Paddy Kearney.

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