Quick report on the Inter regional event that some of the girls attended at Nottingham on 23rd April.
The event is a regatta composed of the 12 rowing regions of England, with points awarded depending on the placement of the crews. (12pts for a win, 11 for 2nd and so on to 1 for 12th).
The standard is high and it is a great experience to row against these crews and at a 6 lane international standard rowing course. The squad were chosen to represent the Western region in 3 events, a Junior 15 double scull (Emilia & Clarice), a Junior 16 double scull (Josie & Livvy) and a Junior 16 eight (Izzy, Megan, Karrie (from Paignton), Lucy, Emilia, Maia, Livvy, Josie and Ella).
I was very pleased with how the girls rowed in tough races and although we didn’t reach any “A” finals , were competitive. The J16 double finished 6th, the J15 double 4th in the B finals. The 8 was 9th fastest in the heats, and although were disqualified at the start of the “B” final (due to a clash, not helped by my selection of where to seat the girls in the boat, one side probably stronger than the other), I think we would’ve finished 4th or possibly 3rd. These points helped the West region finish 9th overall, the highest for a long while.
Check out the 8 racing https://www.facebook.com/WimbleballRowingClub/videos/570251619808523/