Two masters wins at Worcester

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Monday, 10 September 2012 12:04 Written by Administrator

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The county town of Worcester - home of Lea and Perrin’s sauce, fine bone china, rugby and cricket - hosted a rowing regatta on a sunny River Severn on Saturday 8th September.

Nottingham Rowing Club entered two Masters crews, both of which won.

The Masters D coxed four of Chris Beesley, Andy Townsend, Graham Angus, Paul Williamson and cox Carole Dickinson was the only D crew in a C/D handicap event and convincingly beat both Stourport BC in the semi-final and Ross RC in the final. This was Andy’s novice win in a sweep-oared boat, having previously this year won novice double sculls at the British Rowing National Masters Championships.

The Masters F coxed four of Steve Cuthbert, Tony Lorrimer, Derek Crowley and Paul Johns, again coxed by Carole Dickinson, had an eventful final against Warwick Rowing Club. While boating for the final the experienced crew rolled their boat - which is sponsored by Nottingham builders’ merchants John A Stevens – and were pitched into the river (see photo). After emptying the boat and re-launching successfully, the crew won their race against Warwick. ’Luckily, the sun was out!’, said Tony.

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