On the Sunday, at Shanklin the Novice Crew – with one change – Tom Starkey replacing Austin Smith – produced another fine performance finishing in 2nd place just a canvas behind the winners – as they close in on a Novice win.
Austin Smith meanwhile competed in the Men’s Novice Sculls finishing 3rd in his heat to claim a place in the final where he finished 6th. His brother, Joel competed in The Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls again but found the going a little tougher than the previous day – finishing in 5th place and the same fate befell the two brothers on the Men’s Coastal Pairs event where they could not repeat the heroics of the previous day finishing in 6th place.
The Clubs Mixed Coxed J16 Four of Harry Jones, Paddy Kearney, Grace Bolland & Freya Drage with Coach Graham Reeve coxing - finished 3rd in their event rowing really well against a field of all boys crews.
The Club also had a J14 Coxed quad racing consisting of Bonita Hunnybun, Poppy Starkey, Emily Davis and Daniel Sanderson – with Graham reeve in the coxswains seat once again – all making their competitive debuts for the Club in an H&D Regatta and they rowed superbly to finish in 2nd place – a performance that was all the more impressive as we believe that with an average age of just twelve they are possibly the youngest ever crew to represent the Club.