Ryde's Winning Mens Senior Four


Ryde Rowing Club’s largest team of the season competed at the re-scheduled Poole Regatta on Sunday (7th July) held at Hamworthy Park, Poole.

The Wightlink-sponsored club had 7x Fours, 2x Coxless Pairs and 3x Single Scullers competing.

The highlight for the club came in the Men’s Senior Fours event where Ollie Bottrell, Matt Allsopp, Mike Ewing and Adam Miller – coxed by Bryony Reeve – took the win. The squad got off to a poor start, but an excellent turn rowed through the favourites from BTC to take the win by half a length – a first win for their new boat.

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There was another strong performance from the Girls J16 Quad of Poppy Starkey, Freya Drage, Niamh Edwards and Emily Davis – with Cayman Adams coxing – who finished in 2nd place. This young crew went on the compete in the Ladies Novice Fours event, this time with Dan Sanderson coxing, where they finished in a very creditable 3rd place.

A Boys J16 Quad of D. Sanderson, Harry Jones, Paddy Kearney and Gully Rhogan – coxed by Tye Cameron – also competed finishing in 3rd place.

The Men’s Coastal Junior Four of Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Tom Starkey and Austin Smith – coxed by Dan Sanderson – fought their way through to the final where they finished in 6th place.

2 Men’s Novice Fours competed also. The ‘A’ Crew of Paddy Kearney, Charlie Walford, Callum Hynd and Harry Jones – coxed by Mick Jenner – finished in 4th place in the final and the ‘B’ crew of Sebastian McKeown, Dan Sanderson, Gully Rhogan and Jonah Lewin – coxed by Shanklin’s Daisy Faithfull – finished in 6th place.

In the Coastal Junior Pairs race, Joel Smith and Tye Cameron raced well in their heat to qualify for the final where the finished well down the field. The second Coastal Junior Pair of Tom Starkey and Ben Sanderson failed to make the final.

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In the Men’s Novice Sculls final Austin Smith finished in 3rd place a result matched by his brother in the Men’s Coastal Junior Pairs. Dale Buckett, in his first outing for the Club of the season, finished 4th in the Men’s Senior Fours.

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