Isle of Wight Rowing Forum Annual Junior Indoor Rowing Competition. Sunday, 4th November, Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club.
Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club hosted the 7th Isle of Wight Rowing Forum Junior Indoor Rowing Competition on Sunday (4th November) at their Shanklin Sea Front Clubhouse.
The annual event is open to any Junior/under 18 members from the three Island Rowing Clubs – Ryde, Shanklin Sandown and Newport – plus Ryde School Boat Club. All four Clubs were represented with a total of twenty junior oarsman and woman taking part.
There were two stages to the event, in line with British Rowing’s guidelines and as used at the National Junior Indoor Rowing competition, at which we hope many of these athletes will compete early next year.
All the Juniors were divided into boys and girls and age groups and competed as individuals over a distance rowed in a fixed time with medals awarded for first, second and third places.
After completion of the individual competitions a relay was held, over 3000m, in teams of six, drawn from the hat from all four Clubs to round off a great day’s competition.
RESULTS – WINNERS.
Year 7 Boys. Fergus Findlay, Newport.
Year 8 Boys. Conner Garner, Newport.
Year 8. Girls. Kayleigh Batchelor, Shanklin Sandown.
Year 9. Girls. Poppy Starkey, Ryde.
Year 10. Boys. Ethan Walters, Shanklin Sandown.
Year 10. Girls. Rachael Debenham, Shanklin Sandown.
Year 11. Boys. Charlie Walford. Ryde.
Year 11. Girls. Charlotte Tapsell, Shanklin Sandown.
Year 12/13. Boys. Jonjo Findlay, Newport.
Year 12/13. Girls. Florrie Webb, Ryde School Boat Club.
In the relay the winning team was - Ollie Colson, Rachael Debenham, Ben Smith, Florrie Webb, Toby Batchelor, Charlie Walford.
2nd was - Ethan Walters, Arlo Adds, Connor Garner, Lottie Tapsell, Toby Lucas, Poppy Starkey.
and 3rd - Kayleigh Batchelor, Beth Walpole-Davies, Theo Phelan, Jonjo Findlay, Laurence Cole, Harry Jones.