Milford on Sea Regatta, Saturday, 30th May,
Ryde Rowing Clubs excellent start to the season continued at Lymington Rowing Clubs Regatta, held at Milford-on-Sea, on Saturday (30th May) with the Wightlink sponsored Club returning to the Island with five wins.
Their best performance was probably that of their Menís Senior Four of Russell Page, Mike Jenner, Ben Ade and Ian Hayden Ė with young Max Reeve coxing at this level, the highest in Coastal rowing, for the first time. The crew had a good start and were well placed at the turn when the race was stopped following an infringement at that led to a disqualification. In the re-row the Ryde crew made an even better start which again had the well in contention at the buoy turn after which they steadily pulled away from the rest of the field to take their 2nd Senior Fours win of the season.
Another impressive victory came in the Menís Senior Pairs where Ben Ade and Ian Hayden, who are unbeaten so far this season, clocked-up the Clubs fourth successive win to further enhance their chance of retaining this Championship.
Mike Jenner won the Menís Senior Sculls to take that Championship point and draw level with Club rival Nick Pike with two points each Ė and to share the lead in the Championship. Nick was looking highly likely to finish 2nd to Mike when he fell foul of the inside course marker leading to his disqualification.
Another close contest between two Ryde Scullers came in the Menís Junior Sculls with Tom Clark getting the better of Ben Ade on this occasion, winning the event, with Ben second. They to now have two Championship Points each and lead the chase for this Championship.
The Menís Novice Sculls Final was very eventful Ė as it coincided with the worst conditions of the day resulting in four of the eight Scullers capsizing including Ryde Sculler Callum Lowe. The other two Ė Florian Behrle and Stu Johnson battled through finishing in 3rd and 4th place respectively.
Tom Clark joined the three Novice Scullers along with Cox Dale Buckett to race in a Coastal Coxed Quad Ė which they won securing the Clubs fifth win of the day Ė and the first time the Club has won a Coastal race in this discipline.
The Menís Novice Four of John Gedling, James Cleary, Curtis Lowe and Donatt Debrecan with Dale Buckett in the Coxswians seat once again continued their recent progress finishing 3rd in their heat to secure a place in the final where they finished 6th
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