Men's Junior Four at Swanage. Photos by Lisa Atkin and Ruth Faithfull

TRIUMPHANT AWAY WEEKEND FOR SHANKLIN SANDOWN ROWING CLUB

Lottie Tapsell at Reading

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club secured an excellent 8 wins over 2 regattas last weekend.

The club enjoyed success at Swanage, Dorset on Saturday where the Men’s Junior Four of George Glenister, Jamie Gamble, Riley Horrix, Ethan Walters and Emily Faithfull won in fine style to take their fourth point of the Hants & Dorset season. The club’s lead in the Men’s Junior Pairs was extended thanks to another win for Glenister and Gamble.

Emily Faithfull secured her second win in the Ladies Novice Sculls event and with it promotion to Junior status in a final which saw all 3 Shanklin Novice Scullers competing. Rachael Debenham finished 3rd and Lottie Tapsell 5th.

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The club’s fourth win of the day came in the Girl’s J16 quad of Kayleigh Batchelor, Tapsell, Debenham, Yasmin Wright and Daisy Faithfull (Cox) with a convincing victory.

The Novice Ladies boat finished third in their final, whilst the Novice Men missed out on a place in the final. The Men’s Masters finished 4th.

The club’s juniors then contested Reading Amateur Regatta on Sunday and came away with another 4 wins.

Ethan Walters and Riley Horrix won the J15 Double Sculls, but only after digging deep to win their first round race by just 2 feet. After a fairly comfortable semi final, the duo beat a crew from Leander in the final.

Lottie Tapsell took her first sculling win with a very determined performance in the Girls J16 Single Sculls, whilst club mate Kayleigh Batchelor won the Girls J14 Single. The club’s fourth win came from Horrix in the J15 Single Sculls event.

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Emily Faithfull and Owen Denness both continue to show promise but tough draws in their respective events saw them suffer early defeats.

The club will again have a double header this weekend with crews competing at Newport on Saturday and Thames Valley Park on Sunday.

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club thank both Newport and Ryde rowing clubs for their help in transporting the club boats.

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