Windy weekend wins for Nottingham Rowing Club


Wednesday, 13 August 2014 16:04 Written by Administrator


Hurricane Bertha did not disrupt rowing on Saturday over the 1,000m course at Peterborough Summer Regatta, and Nottingham Rowing Club clocked up four wins. They also won three more over a disrupted 500m on the Sunday.

An unusual win on Saturday was in the Intermediate 3 Eights where Jack Smith, Faisan Shah, James Mawby and cox Connor Gamble linked up with members  of Trent RC and Burton Leander RC to win the event in tight racing (see separate report). Another joint effort saw Nottingham Rowing Club ,Nottingham Trent University and Tees Rowing Club win the Intermediate 1 Quadruple Sculls. Faisan Shah and Ella Kay won mixed Intermediate 3 Double Sculls. Charlotte Brown was the WJ 15 Sculls winner

On a stormy Sunday with wind and rain, Lauren Sisson and Hannah Stocks won Women's Intermediate 3 Double Sculls beating Evesham, Furnivall and Northampton in the final in a time of 1min 53 secs. Abi Clark and Eliza Cox were W J14 Double Scull winners beating Boston, Deben and Sudbury in the final by 7 seconds. Both crews are coached by Ashley Hewitt and Declan Gamble. Faisan 'Fizz' Shah won Intermediate 2 Single Sculls.

Again on the Sunday, but this time on the River Severn at Stourport Regatta, where conditions were a little better because of the high river banks, Kevin Titterton and Dave Knight joined up with Derby Rowing Club and won Masters E coxed fours. Andy Townsend then joined them in an Eight and took the Masters E title. Kevin commented: "Racing Nottingham RC is getting to be a habit! It's a long way to come to race your own club..."

With the two medals from Hamburg at the World Junior Rowing Championships,seven  at Peterborough and two at Stourport Nottingham Rowing Club had had a good week-end.