CHRISTCHURCH HEAD OF THE STOUR CANCELLED. Sunday, 4th March, 2018.
There was disappointment for the Ryde Rowing Club crews that were scheduled to Race at the Christchurch Rowing Club Head of the Stour on Sunday (4th March) in what would have been their first competitive outing of the new season – when the event was cancelled due to the extreme weather, poor forecast and threat of flooding.
The Wightlink sponsored Club had a Women’s J16 Double, a J14 Mixed Double, and a Masters Coxless Pair plus a Men’s Open Sculler, two Men’s Novice Scullers and a Boys J14 Sculler as well as three fours – a Senior Ladies Four, a Men’s Novice Four and a Boys J16 Four hoping to compete.
The Boys J16 Four of Austin Smith, Ben Sanderson, Tye Cameron and Tom Starkey with Dan Sanderson coxing – who have been selected to represent the Wessex Region in this event at the GB Junior Inter Regional Championships at the National Waters ports Centre, Nottingham on 21st April were able to attend a Wessex Regional Team training day at Dorney Lake, Eton the venue of the 2012 Olympic Regatta the previous Sunday – along with the Clubs Freya Drage who has been selected as part of a Girls J16 composite eight for the regional championships.