Men's Novice Four - Photo: Lisa Atkin


Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club took a large entry to Woolston Regatta in Southampton for the penultimate regatta of the coastal season at the weekend.

The Men’s Novice Four of Kevin Faithfull, Andrew Tapsell, Thomas Ashley, Owen Denness and Daisy Faithfull lead from the start and, despite a late challenge from Poole, secured the victory and with it promotion to Junior status.

Ethan Walters and Riley Horrix had a comfortable win in the Men’s Junior Pair’s race, with Horrix also securing the runners up spot in the Novice Sculls event with club mate Jamie Gamble 3rd.

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Emily Faithfull coped well in the conditions to secure 2nd place in the Ladies Junior Sculls as did Kayleigh Batchelor, who also finished 2nd in the J16 Sculls.

The club also had 3 scullers competing in the final of the Novice Ladies Sculls with Rachael Debenham the highest placed coming home in 3rd.

Alex Robertson and Joe Evans-Murray returned to competitive action for the first time this season and gained a creditable 4th place in the Senior Pairs, with Robertson also finishing 3rd in the Senior Sculls with Evans – Murray 4th.

The Ladies Junior Four of Roxy Browne, Sophie Atkin, Yasmin Wright, Rachael Debenham and Daisy Faithfull also took 4th place in their final, producing their best result this season.

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