Poole Regatta. Sunday 7th July 2019.

Poole Regatta. Sunday 7th July 2019.

Ryde Rowing Clubs largest team of the season competed at the re-scheduled Poole Regatta on Sunday (7th July) held at Hamworthy Park, Poole where the Wightlink sponsored club had seven fours, two coxless pairs and three single scullers competing.

The hi-light for the Club came in the Men’s Senior Fours event where the Club Senior Four of Ollie Bottrell, Matt Allsopp, Mike Ewing and Adam Miller and coxed by Bryony Reeve, after a poor start but an excellent turn rowed through the favourites from BTC to take the win by half a length – a first win for their new boat.

There was another strong performance from the girls J16 Quad Poppy Starkey, Freya Drage, Niamh Edwards and Emily Davis with Cayman Adams coxing who finished in 2nd place. This young crew went on the compete in the Ladies Novice Fours event – this time with Dan Sanderson Coxing where they finished in a very creditable 3rd place.

A boys J16 Quad of D. Sanderson, Harry Jones, Paddy Kearney and Gully Rhogan coxed by Tye Cameron also competed finishing in 3rd place.

The Men’s Coastal Junior Four of Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Tom Starkey and Austin Smith coxed by Dan Sanderson fought their way through to the final where they finished in 6th place.  

Two Men’s Novice Fours competed – the “A” Crew of Paddy Kearney, Charlie Walford, Callum Hynd and Harry Jones coxed by Mick Jenner who finished in 4thplace in the final and the “B” crew of Sebastian McKeown, Dan Sanderson, Gully Rhogan and Jonah Lewin coxed by Shanklin’s Daisy Faithfull finished in 6thplace.

In the Coastal Junior Pairs race Joel Smith and Tye Cameron raced well in their heat to qualify for the final where the finished well down the field and the second Coastal Junior Pair of Tom Starkey and Ben Sanderson failed to make the final.

In the Men’s Novice Sculls final Austin Smith finished in 3rd place a result matched by his brother in the Men’s Coastal Junior Pairs and Dale Buckett in his first outing for the Club of the season finished 4th in the Men’s Senior Fours.