Successful trip to Bewdley for Nottingham RC masters


Monday, 28 July 2014 12:12 Written by Administrator Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 16:14


Bewdley is a picturesque Georgian town on the River Severn, close to Kidderminster, where each summer at the end of July Bewdley Rowing Club hosts a popular two day regatta. The event attracts clubs large and small from around the country to enjoy good racing in an attractive and hospitable setting; this year, a group from Nottingham Rowing Club’s men’s masters section raced on Saturday 26th July, returning with a haul of four wins to bring a bit closer the milestone of 1000 trophies since Nottingham RC's inception in 2006.

Rowing over 800 m on a hot day, with water levels on the Severn very low, the masters F coxed four of Steve Cuthbert, Chris Beesley, Derek Crowley and Paul Johns, coxed by Carole Dickinson, defeated Monmouth RC and Stourport BC to claim the trophy. A composite Nottingham RC/Derby RC masters E four that included Dave Knight and Kevin Titterton defeated Grosvenor RC to claim the pot in their event. In the masters E eights, a composite Nottingham RC/Derby RC crew that included Dave Knight, Andy Townsend and Kevin Titterton overcame Bewdley RC and Bristol Ariel RC for the win. In the masters D eights, having beaten Bristol Ariel RC in the semi, the crew of Steve Cuthbert, Chris Beesley, Derek Crowley, Paul Johns, Andy Brown, Graham Angus, Iain Hill and Paul Williamson, coxed by Carole Dickinson, defeated Monmouth RC in the final race of the day to complete a successful day's work.

Former club Captain Andy Brown said: “All in all a very enjoyable – if long – day. It was very satisfying to win so many open events - even if we couldn’t quite come up with the goods in the lunchtime sprints. But at least we beat a women’s crew in that!”


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 L to R: Graham Angus, Chris Beesley, Paul Williamson, Carole Dickinson, Andy Brown, Iain Hill. Paul Johns, Steve Cuthbert, Derek Crowley.