Peterborough City Regatta 2012

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:36 Written by Administrator Last Updated on Monday, 03 September 2012 13:41

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After weeks of rain and cancelled regattas the sun shone and Peterborough City Rowing Club put on a two day event on the 1,000m multi-lane artificial course near to the River Nene. Nottingham Rowing Club were there in force and led by coach and Junior Co-ordinator Claire Parnell they returned with 9 wins.

On day one Rowan Law (West Bridgford School) and Connor Gamble (South Notts Academy, Radcliffe on Trent) combined to win the J16 double sculls easily. Katie Swales, having been dropped at the start, worked her way through the field to take the WJ13 sculls on the line. Anna Thornton (Fernwood School, Wollaton) and current National Champion won WJ15 sculls easily.

Nick Musson and Adam Stancer coached by Martin Kay won Intermediate 1 double sculls, beating Boston and Vesta in the final.

On day two Rowan Law, having been promoted to adult racing after his double scull win, won Intermediate 3 sculls comfortably. Connor Gamble, another of the Club’s National Champions, won J16 single sculls. Anna Thornton moved up an age group and took the WJ16 sculls title. Dominic Parnell, yet another of the club's National Champions, won Intermediate 1 double sculs easily, rowing with brother Nick who was under London Rowing Club colours.

The Club men were not to be outdone by the juniors and boated an Intermediate 3 eight coached by Clive Fletcher. Coxed by Kat Noon with Toby Powell at stroke, Adam Stancer, Mike Tourt, Jon Okon, Henryk Faas, Liam Gorman, Olly Bailey and Colin Partridge at bow they took on Cambridge 99 in the final. A furious race ensued with Nottingham Rowing Club winning by one length in a time of 3min 16 seconds. This crew is due to appear at the Nottingham Sprint Regatta on September 29th, where they will race between the Suspension Bridge and the Forest Ground, a distance of 750m.

Nottingham Rowing Club members are busy dealing with the Olympic Demand: 100 adults and 60 juniors have asked to get onto the Trent and arrangements have been put in place to accommodate them.