Southampton Coastal Head of the River Race. Saturday, 6th April, 2019.
Ryde Rowing Club competed in their second event of the season on Saturday – the Southampton Rowing Club Coastal Head of the River raced over two divisions over a three and a half mile course on the River Itchen in Southampton.
In the first division the Clubs Coastal Junior Four of Tom Starkey, Ben Sanderson, Tye Cameron and Austin Smith with Dan Sanderson coxing produced a good performance although they would have been a little disappointed with their 7th place finish in a strong field.
In the 2nd division a young Ladies Novice Four of Poppy Starkey, Freya Drage, Jasmine Corney and Emily Davis and once again coxed by Dan Sanderson in only their 2nd race produced an excellent performance against much older opposition, finishing in 4th place - although a minor course infringement cost them a fifteen second time penalty that cost them a place.