YCRC were in multi-lane action again this weekend, at Dorney for the Metropolitan Regatta and Peterborough, for their Spring Regatta.
Ben raced his single both days of the Met Regatta, a regatta that is a national highlight and key milestone on the way to Henley Royal and Henley Women’s Regatta. Racing on the Saturday in the Op 1x, he reached the final to claim 5th, and on Sunday came a close 4th in a strong field. Our HWR 4x raced to a solid second in the Tier 2 event against tough competition, well done!
Meanwhile, further north, after the high winds on the Nottingham and Dorney lakes last week the mill-pond conditions of Peterborough rowing lake and some lovely pewter tankards beckoned invitingly…
The senior men flew the YCRC flag on Saturday with two crews in the 4- event, with YRK Alexander progressing to the final where they were pipped into second by Bedford School. The two 4s then joined up for hard fought 3rd in the 8 (Band 1).
Sunday saw the turn of the masters and senior women, who were out in force for some excellent racing. A long day for the Men’s MasE 4+ (racing youthfully as D) ended with an emphatic win, even more impressive coming as it did shortly after the four had made up half of the MasD8+ (along with the MasC4+ who were pipped to second place in their final) that had grabbed a nail-biting, canvas-wide victory over Sudbury. The WMas2Fx of Liz and Louise continued their winning ways, and Lydia and Georgie had their first taste of the challenges of handicap racing in the WMas2xB/C. The senior women fielded two 4+s in the Band 2 event, with the more inexperienced crew just missing out on the final, where the more senior four put in a great row against stiff competition.
A great weekend of some excellent racing! Thanks to Paul and Joey for towing to Peterborough (and beyond!) in the name of rowing.