On the Sunday (14th June) a team of eight Ryde Juniors – all under 16 – raced in the Wesssex Junior Regatta, held at Bryanston School, in Dorset, where they competed in a number of boat types in different age groups.
The Club produced an excellent, if slightly frustrating sent of results, recording six second places but just failing to register a win. There were second places for Bryony Reeve, racing above her age group, in the Girls J16 single; for Harvey Kirkby in the J11/J12 single; for the Girls J15 Coxed quad of Sophie Maxwell, Bryony Reeve, Holly Evans, Leona Fisk and Cox Max Reeve and for the Boys J13 Coxed Quad of Sam Corney, Dale Buckett, Harry Carpenter and Max Reeve, with Bryony Reeve coxing.
In the Boys J13 Single Sculls Dale Buckett and Max Reeve reached the semi-finals – with Sam Corney going one better to reach the final where he was narrowly beaten. There was a similar story in the Boys J13 Double Sculls where Sam Corney and Harry Carpenter were knocked out in the semi-final by club rivals Max Reeve and Dale Buckett who were again narrowly defeated in the final. Harvey Kirkby competed in a composite double with BTC – but they were knocked out in the semi-final.
Holly Evans reached the quarter final of the Girls J14 Single and also competed in a Girls composite J14 coxed quad with girls from Christchurch and Itchen Imperial Rowing Clubs reaching the semi-final of their event.
Bryony Reeve and Leona Fisk also competed in the Girls J15 Double Scull finishing in reaching the semi-finals and winning the 3rd and 4th place row-off. They also competed individually in the Girls J15 singles – Leona, in her first single sculling race going out in the first round and Bryony reaching the semi-final.
1) Ryde Junior Squad at the Wessex Junior Regatta.
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