Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club continued their good early season form at Southsea Regatta, the country’s biggest 1-day coastal regatta.
Kayleigh Batchelor won the Ladies Novice Sculls, giving her back to back wins and promotion to Junior status for the next regatta.
The race had one of the closest finishes of the day, with the first 3 scullers just over a length apart. Bas Andre on her return to coastal rowing finished in a very respectable 3rd spot.
The regatta also saw the return to coastal rowing after a 3-year absence for Daisy Faithfull, who teamed up with Bas Andre. The duo took the honours with a convincing performance in the Ladies Senior Pairs, to secure the club’s second win of the day.
The Boy’s J16 quad of Carter Horrix, Ashton Shuttleworth, Louis Sheasby, Ben Smith – and Yas Wright coxing – secured an excellent 3rd place, a fantastic achievement as the club had to draft in the 2 young J14 scullers, Horrix and Sheasby, just 2 days before the race.
The final race of the day saw Yas Wright and Kayleigh Batchelor compete in the double sculls event, producing another good performance to finish second behind Herne Bay.
The Girl’s J16 quad and the Junior Ladies Four both put in solid performances but, facing tough opposition from both the H&D and Coast associations, finished just outside the podium places.
The club travel to Southampton next week for the doubleheader of BTC & Woolston.
Photos: Lisa Atkin