Rowing Sport

SUCCESSFUL END TO THE SEASON FOR SHANKLIN SANDOWN ROWING CLUB

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club enjoyed a successful end to the season at the South Coast Championships in Deal, Kent at the weekend.

The club had 3 crews in the Junior event with the J14 boy’s crew of Owen Denness, Sam Evans-Murray, Riley Horrix, Ethan Walters – with Daisy Faithfull coxing – finishing second in their race.

The Girls’ J16 A of Kayleigh Batchelor, Sophie Atkin, Emily Faithfull, Yasmin Wright – with Ethan Walters coxing – also finished in the runners up spot in their race with the club’s B crew of Scarlett Phelan, Lottie Tapsell, Mia Phelan, Rachael Debenham and Daisy Faithfull finishing third.

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In the main event, the crew of Andrew Tapsell, Sam Evans-Murray, Riley Horrix, Ethan Walters and Daisy Faithfull (cox) sprung a surprise by winning the Men’s Novice Fours event. The crew found themselves in contention with host club Deal, and has they reached the final 250m saw their lead being ebbed away, however, a shipwreck in the Deal crew saw Shanklin take the victory.

The club’s novice Ladies crew of Yasmin Wright, Lottie Tapsell, Mia Phelan, Sophie Atkin and cox Emily Faithfull had a storming row in their race, leading from the start and completely demolishing all before them to win by 10 lengths – the largest winning margin of the day.

The club would like to thank Ryde Rowing Club for transporting their boats to the event.

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