CHRISTCHURCH HEAD OF THE STOUR, SUNDAY, 29th MARCH.
The Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club competed in the Head of the Stour, at Christchurch on Sunday (29th March) returning to the Island with four section wins and the shield for the fastest time of the day.
The race is a time trial over a testing two and a half mile course, held in two divisions, with crews and scullers starting at approximately ten second intervals.
In the first division a Ryde Senior
Mensí crew of Ben Ade, Russell Page, Nick Pike and Mike Jenner competed in a
coxless quad completing the course in the fastest time of the day Ė nine minutes
twenty-one seconds - and beating an eight and a strong Senior menís quad from
Christchurch, the host club, in the process, to take the head title.
Novice Sculler Ė Stuart Johnson Ė finished in a time of thirteen minutes and one second and in 5th place in his section.
A Ladies Novice Coastal Four, of Emiley
Page, Vicky Owrid, Vicky Hewlett and Becky Coleman with Bryony Reeve coxing also
competed in the first division achieving a reasonable time of fourteen minutes
twenty-seven second in what was only their second competitive outing.
A boys J13 coxed four of Christian Lacey, Sam Corney, Max Reeve and Dale Buckett with Graham Reeve coxing clocked exactly the same time as the Novice Ladies and finished 2nd in their section behind a much more experienced Christchurch Crew.
It had been hoped to boat a Menís Novice
Four but unfortunately only two were available Ė and so James Cleary and
Donat Debrecan competed in a Menís Coastal Junior
Pair, racing above their status - and did well to finish in a time of fourteen
minutes and fifty-eight second, and in 3rd place in the section.
In the 2nd division the Clubs Senior Men competed in Single Sculls Ė Mike Jenner winning the Menís River open in section in eleven minutes thirty-seven seconds with Russell Page finishing 3rd in twelve minutes thirty-three seconds and Nick Pike in 4th in twelve minutes forty-two second. Ben Ade competed in the Menís Senior 3 section, winning by a narrow margin in a time of twelve minutes twenty-two seconds.
A Girls J 15 Coxed Quad, of Bryony Reeve, Holly Evans, Leona Fisk and Emiley Rose with Graham Reeve coxing also competed in this division, winning the section, against limited opposition, in a time of eighteen minutes twenty-eight second.
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