Nottingham City, Club & Masters and NSR 2018

It was another busy weekend of hard multi-lane racing for YCRC crews from across the squads

YCRC sent two crews to National School’s Regatta at Dorney Lake: Lucy and Katharina in the Champ 2x, and the Boy’s J184x. One of the highlights of the junior racing season, the regatta always produces tight racing of a high standard. Our crews stepped up to the challenge, the 4x coming 4th in the C Final, and the 2x finishing a fabulous 5th in the A Final – well done! Results and YouTube streams of racing can be found here.

Whilst the juniors were busy on one multi-lane course, the senior and masters crews headed to Nottingham for Nottingham City and Nottingham Club & Masters Regattas, on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Women's Band3 4x winners at Nottingham City Regatta 2018
W4x- Band 3 Winners at Nottingham City Regatta 2018. Photo: D. Lewis

The conditions were less than kind for both events, but on Saturday the YCRC crews put in gusty rows during some close racing in the M4- and 1x despite the white caps. Our HWR-bound W4x of Sophy, Helen W, Helen S and Louise were pipped to 4th by some strong competition in the unbanded W4x event in the morning, but took a comfortable win in the Band 3 final later that afternoon.

Sunday saw the vet squads take to the (literal) waves in the Nottingham Masters and Club regatta. Some tough racing saw a third place for the MasE4+, a second for Hilary and Paula in WMasE2x, and 5th for Margit in a YCRC/Trentham Composite WMasC2x, but also a slew of pots for the women: Anne in WMasD1x, Philippa and Karen in WMasE/F2-, Liz and Louise in the WMasF2x, and the WMas D/E8+. In the WMasD/E4+, two YCRC crews battled it out with Durham and each other, with the bragging rights going this time to the D crew for a YCRC 1/2. Bring on Nat Vets!