There was a strong performance across the board from the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club team that competed at Woolston Regatta, hosted by Southampton Rowing Club at Weston Shore, Southampton on Saturday (24th June, 2017).
The Clubs Coastal Junior Ladies four of Lisa Murphy, Catherine Murphy, Courtney Edmonds, Emily Pike and Coach Mick Jenner coxing (Cox) maintained their excellent recent form to easily win their final for a fifth win this season which should see them selected to represent the Hants & Dorset Championships at the South Coast Rowing Championships at Dorney Lake, Eton in September.
The young Men’s Novice Four – of Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Austin Smith, Josh Lee with Dan Sanderson coxing – who have an average age of just 15 did exceptionally well to finish 3rd in their heat to qualify for the final where they finished in 5th place.
Freya Drage then replaced Austin Smith in the crew to race in the J16 Fours event, against older opposition, where they impressed by finishing in 3rd place. Austin Smith meanwhile competed in the Boys J16 Scull event finishing in 2nd place.
The Club’s Coastal Junior Sculler Dale Buckett, who has had a mixed season to date, returned to his best form to take victory in his event to secure a second win and Men’s Novice Sculler Joel Smith performed well in his heat which he won – but struggled a little in the final with the outside draw in the choppy conditions - finishing in 4th place.
There was however a final flourish – when the Mixed Fours crew of Kate Whitehurst, Lisa Murphy, Dale Buckett and Mick Jenner with Catherine Murphy coxing with a comfortable win in this event.
Summary of Ryde Entries/Results – requested by IWCP.
Ladies Coastal Junior Four. Lisa Murphy, Catherine Murphy, Courtney Edmonds, Emily Pike, Mick Jenner (Cox). 1st in Final.
Men’s Novice Fours. Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Austin Smith, Josh Lee, Dan Sanderson (Cox). 3rd in heat – qualifying for final – finished 5th.
Mixed J16 Four - Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Freya Drage, Josh Lee, and Dan Sanderson (Cox) – 3rd in Final.
Ladies Coastal Junior Pair – Lisa Murphy and Catherine Murphy.
Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls – Dale Buckett – 1st in Final.
Men’s Novice Sculls – Joel Smith – 1st in heat – 4th in Final.
J16 Boys Sculls – 2nd in final.
Mixed Four – Kate Whitehurst, Lisa Murphy, Dale Buckett, Mick Jenner, and Catherine Murphy (Cox) – 1st in Final.