ROWING - Stratford Boat Club compete at Bridgnorth Regatta - The Stratford Observer

ROWING - Stratford Boat Club compete at Bridgnorth Regatta

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Boat Club’s masters mixed VIII crew competed at the Bridgnorth Regatta in a round-robin event.

The crew of Charlotte Jones, Rebecca England, Lucy Scarlett, Helen Helliwell, Fiona Schultz, David Philips, David Edwards and Andrew Lear, coxed by Keris, took part in three races over 500m.

And the women’s senior 4+ of Jones, Schultz, Scarlett and England endured an eventful afternoon following a couple of misdirected starts before scratching the last race.

Masters vice-captain, Amanda Bowden, said: “Lots was learnt, onwards and upwards. A huge thanks to the cox Keris who coped with difficult streams and to David Edwards who towed the trailer.”

Back at home, Stratford’s junior squads were busy putting in their final training for the Boat Club’s own regatta this coming weekend.

Racing will take place from the weir to the club grounds starting at 8.30am and going on throughout the day until 5pm.

Stratford Boat Club chairman and regatta secretary, Dawson Curnock, said: “It’s going to be a great day, as well as our own crews, we will be welcoming regional crews from Kings School Worcester, Evesham Rowing Club, King Edward V1 Boat Club, Clifton College, Monmouth Comprehensive Schools, Ross Rowing Club, AB Severn Boat Club, Royal Grammar School Worcester, Worcester Rowing Club and Bristol Ariel Rowing Club.

“It really is going to be a clash of the titans. Over 120 races, an action packed day for all.”


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