In the absence of Championship Leaders Itchen Imperial, and with changes in both the BTC and Coalporters crews, …
Christchurch A, with A Rose, H Foley, D Yeabsley, G Rabbets (Stk) D Elmy-Liddiard (Cox) put in the fastest time of the day ( 5.04 ) to beat their B Crew in an all Christchurch Final on the twisting, wind blown River Stour course on a day when good coxswaining held the key to success.
Christchurch (5.08) with S Tresman, J Gaston, I Gaston J Rose (stk) D Elmy-Liddiard (Cox) maintained their unbeaten Championship run in the Junior Senior Fours with a two length win over BTC and Poole +40 and +50 mens Masters crews also remained unbeaten for the season.
Itchen Imperial Mens Junior Four J Bignell, G Strong, J Cracknell, O Starkey (Stk) put in a startling performance (5.05) against Bournemouth in their final, winning by 3 lengths to draw level with Bournemouth in the Championship, now with 2 point apiece.
Coalporters continue to dominate the Senior Ladies event but Southampton put in a good performance suggesting it’s not going to be all one way for much longer. In the Ladies Junior Fours Ryde put the 1/2 length defeat at the Itchen Regatta behind them with a solid performance against Shanklin winning by 6 lengths.
In the Novice racing it was the crews who could hold a good rate coming back from the turns against the headwind who took control with Bournemouth’s S Groves, K Todd, M Matusova, A Hassell, (Stk) in the Ladies event winning by 6 lengths over Christchurch, and Christchurch Novice Men with M Smith, A Haynes, A Scott-Duncan, A Ratcliffe (Stk) who lifted their rate to pull away from BTC to win by 2 lengths.
In the J16 racing it was Lymington who took the honours in the Girls event with A Melin, P Collins, C Gaskin, E Butchers (Stk) proving the stronger against the headwind, and it was J Anderson, O Bird, S Barrett, Z Zowner (Strk) for Christchurch who won the Boys event with ease.
Senior Fours 1 Christchurch A, 2 Christchurch B
Masters + 40 Fours 1 Poole A, 2 Poole B.
Masters + 50 Fours 1 Poole A, 2 Christchurch A
Junior Senior Fours 1 Christchurch A, BTC A
Junior Fours 1 Itchen A, 2 Bournemouth A
Novice Fours 1 Christchurch A, 2 BTC A
Boys J 16 Fours 1 Christchurch A, 2 Itchen Imperial A
Senior Fours 1 Coalporters A, 2 Southampton A
Master + 40 F ours 1 BTC A, 2 Christchurch A
Junior Fours 1 Ryde A, 2 Shanklin A
Novice Fours 1 Bournemouth A, 2 Christchurch A
Girls J16 Fours 1 Lymington A 2 Christchurch A