THE BANK Holiday weekend proved to be a fruitful one for Stratford Boat Club whose members impressed at the Evesham Regatta.
Stratford’s Masters D crew won the Masters Coxed Fours event at Evesham as the team of Stephen Haighton, Glyn Hawkins, Tim Lunel and Wallace Brown, coxed by Jennifer Cary, beat a home crew from Evesham in the final in a highly creditable time of three minutes and 40 seconds over the 1,000m course.
Although this was the first race for the new squad, which also features Simon Skillings as ‘fifth man’, it proved excellent preparation for their attempt at the National Masters Championships in June.
SBC’s Tom Doherty said: “This is a great result. Well done to all. It’s great to have winning crews across the Masters squad.”
Not to be outdone by the men’s squad, Gaby Walker won her women’s Novice 1x.
Helen Smith, Senior & Performance women’s captain, said: “This was superb. A good day for Stratford all round.”
The junior squad had a J16 2x win and finalists with their WJ15 4+, WJ15 4x+, WJ14 4x+, J16 4x, J18 1x and J15 2x athletes and crews.