Dart Totnes Autumn Head. Saturday, 17th November.
On Saturday (17th November) after a few weeks break from competitive competition following the completion of the Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association 2018 Season Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Clubs Junior squad have embarked on their winter racing program - travelling west to compete in the Dart Totnes R. C. Autumn Head where they produced some impressive results over the 3k course on the River Dart raced over three divisions.
The best result came from the Boys Coastal Junior Coxed Four of Austin Smith, Tye Cameron, Ben Saunders, Tom Starkey and Cox Dan Sanderson. Racing in the Men’s Senior C section in Division one, they finished in 2nd place behind Bideford Reds. All four rowers raced again in later divisions – Ben and Tom racing as a Men’s Novice Double in the 3rd division, where they achieved another 2nd place behind host Club Dart Totnes. Austin and Tye competed in Men’s Senior C Single Sculls in Division two – Austin finishing in 4th place and Tye in 6th position.
A Boys J15 crew of Harry Jones, Jonah Lewin, Gulliver Roghan and Paddy Kearney with Dan Sanderson coxing once again competed in the Men’s Novice Fours event in the 2nd Division finishing in 3rd place – an excellent performance from this newly formed and inexperienced crew.
Another young and relatively inexperienced crew of Emily Davies and Poppy Starkey competed in a Girls J15 Double in Division one and performed well to finish in 4th place.