YCRC made its mark on the 2018 JIRR with great performances all round, topped by a fabulous Yorkshire gold in the WJ152x.
In early April the YCRC juniors attended Yorkshire trials at Yarm School, and qualified a staggering 20 boats for the Yorkshire team, ranging from singles to quads. The stage was definitely set for a great performance in the JIRR on 21st April, held on the ever-glorious waters of the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham.
It was undoubtedly a tough day’s racing, especially against the traditionally-dominant Thames regions where rowing clubs are more frequent than in Yorkshire, but our juniors were undaunted. Of the YCRC crews, four raced through to the ‘A’ finals (WJ141x Eliana, J162x of Aiden and James, J142x of Billy and Harvey, and the WJ152x of Charley and Josie) to challenge for a medal, with the rest of the YCRC crews more than holding their own in the ‘B’ finals.
A brilliant gold medal came from Charley and Josie who raced through and finished their final in style to secure a great win for Yorkshire. A superb achievement, for them and the club – they’ll definitely be ones to watch this regatta season!
Thanks to Phil Jones and the rest of the junior coaches who put in so much time to help these juniors reach their potential both at home and away, and for the commitment and sportsmanship shown by all of these young rowers on the national stage.