Nottingham RC success at Nottingham City Regatta

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Friday, 22 May 2015 10:39 Written by Administrator Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:15

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Saturday 16th May saw Nottingham City Regatta at the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont. With a strong and gusty westerly breeze, conditions on the 2000 m course remained rowable throughout the day, but the wind made conditions challenging and gave the higher-numbered lanes a distinct advantage. With a large and high-quality entry of 404 crews, the regatta ran to time thanks to the hard work of the umpires and organising committee, with special mention going to Race Committee Chairman Paul Trinick. Rowing at their home event, Nottingham Rowing Club emerged as the most successful club on the day with ten wins.

Current Junior international Rowan Law beat a strong field of ten to claim Elite single sculls, setting him up well for the National Schools' Regatta at Holme Pierrepont  over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Elite double sculls was won by a Junior crew of Harvey Kay and Jack Smith, an excellent result against athletes older than them.

In the Senior coxless fours Alex Evangelidis, Kenny Gray, Jon Okon and Alex Watkins beat a quality field and, with the addition of cox Hannah York, repeated the feat in Senior coxed fours . These victories bode well for their assault on Henley Royal Regatta later this summer.

The four of Joseph Heade, Max Hearnden, Daniel Benton and Toby Piggot claimed first place in the IM3 coxless fours.

In the women's events, Rebecca Edwards and U23 international Katie Bartlett came home first in the Elite pair, and Kirsty Maxfield won the Senior single sculls. Abi McCartney won IM3 singles.

In the Junior events, Katie Swales and Siena Hayes covincingly won women's J18 double sculls, and Priya Jenkins and Lucy Holgate won silmilarly in women's J16 double sculls, setting both crews up well.