On the Sunday (2nd July) the Ryde Club competed in the inaugural Southampton Junior Regatta held over a straight 350m course on the River Itchen, by Bitterne Park. Ryde took a team twenty juniors to the event who competed in boys and girls events, at different age groups, in Coxed Quad Fours, Double Sculls and Single Sculls.
The team produced two winning performances, one in the Girls J16 Double sculls where Kim Salter and Rachael Brimstone beat a Ryde & BTC Composite crew in the final, with Sophie Draper supplying the Ryde part of this crew. The other Ryde win came in the Boys J16 Coxed Quad where the crew of Phil Gerrard, Jamie Lawson, James Eklund Tom Clark and Bryony Reeve coxing beat a BTC crew in their final.
Second places were achieved by Kim Salter in the J16 Single Sculls and Rachael Brimstone and Sophie Draper in the Girls J15 Double.
The Boys J16 Double of Tom Clark and Jamie Lawson finished 3rd in this event as did James Eklund and Adam Edwards in the Boys J15 Double and Adam in his Boys J13 Single Sculls event. There was another third place for the Girls J16 Coxed Quad of Nicola Hailstone, Kim Salter, Sophie Draper and Rachael Brimstone with Adam Edwards coxing and for Rachael in her Girls J15 Single Sculling event.
The Club had three crews competing in the Mixed J12/J13 Coxed Quads the B Crew of Charlotte Brimstone, Vicki Owrid, Bryony Reeve, Roxy Chicago and cox Kim Salter finishing in 3rd place, the A crew of Adam Edwards, Ollie Gove, Max Reeve, Josh Collyer with Jamie Lawson coxing finishing in 4th and the C Crew of Elanor Gaskin, Emiley Camm, Holly Evans, Leona Fisk, with Tom Clark coxing finishing in 5th.
Tom Clark finished 4th in his J16 Single Sculls event as did James Eklund in the J15 Single Sculls and Bryony Reeve and Emiley Camm in the J12/J13 mixed double.
These results gave the Ryde team 3rd place overall behind Christchurch and Southampton.
This Saturday (8th) the Club travels just across the Solent to compete at Southsea Regatta - which is one of the largest one day rowing events in the country.
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