Six wins at Stourport Regatta and an all-time club record of 25 wins in a weekend!


Monday, 10 August 2015 12:31 Written by Administrator Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 13:08


Stourport Regatta, held on the River Severn, is a traditional, friendly and well-run event that attracts crews keen to continue their competitive rowing into late summer and if possible record a win in the 2015 season. This year it took place on August 8th and 9th in dry warm conditions.

Nottingham Rowing Club's Veteran squad won six trophies at Stourport, which when added to the silver medal won by the girls in Rio and the eighteen won by the rest of the club in Peterborough, was an all time week-end record of wins since the club was established in 2006.

On Saturday's 1100 m course, the E eight of Steve Cuthbert, Paul Williamson, Derek Crowley, Andy Townsend, Iain Hill, Shane McSweeney, Mike Walker, Paul Johns and Carole Dickinson beat Stourport Boat Club in the semi-final and Bewdley Rowing Club in the final. In the H Double Scull, Stuart Wharton and Tony Lorrimer beat Worcester Rowing Club despite Tony's best efforts involving catching two monster crabs. 

On the Sunday, rowed over 650 m, the H double scull of Stuart and Tony beat Stourport Boat Club. The D coxed four of Iain Hill, Shane MacSweeney, Mike Walker, Paul Williamson and Carole Dickinson beat Hereford Rowing Club. The F coxed four of Steve Cuthbert, Tony Lorrimer, Derek Crowley, Paul Johns and Carole Dickinson also beat a Hereford crew. The E eight with Paul Williamson at stroke, Paul Johns at four and Tony at two took on Bewdley Rowing Club in the final. After crossing the line the Bewdley six man - who bore more than a passing resemblance to the Norse god of thunder - was reputed to have said he wouldn't row if he was going to get beaten by a bunch of 90 year olds! Nottingham Rowing Club won the race by two thirds of a length. "Entered four won four on Sunday", said Tony (who, contrary to popular belief, is not yet 90 years old).