Itchen Imperial Mens Senior Four remain unbeaten after three regattas with a length and a quarter to spare over a much improved BTC A.
On the short River Itchen course the Championship Lead-ers (Itchen Imperial) were never in a commanding lead with BTC, now looking more comfortable in their radically designed new boat, closing on them at the turn and again on the final run in to the finishing line where they made up half a length with a spirited finish. Next week’s regatta over the longer open water course at Milford on Sea should be an interesting test.
Christchurch Junior Senior Four maintained their unbeaten run with a well measured performance as they steadily eased away from BTC A (also rowing their Club’s new boat), to win by 3 1/2 lengths.
Itchen Imperial notched up their first point in the mens Junior Fours to join Ryde and Christchurch in what looks to be an exciting contest with each having one point apiece from the three regattas so far.
Southampton made no mistake when winning the mens novice fours with P Buss, C Gratton, R Doling, J Mountford (Stk) S Buss (Cox) romping home with 4 lengths to spare now move up the Junior status at Milford. In the small boat Itchen Imperial’s James Foad tightened his grasp in the Senior Sculls whilst club mates M Wardell and L Williams maintained their unbeaten run with a comfortable win over Christchurch in the Mens Senior Pairs.
Ladies racing followed a familiar pattern with Coalporters R Walczak, L Cruse, L Garth, E Bar-tell( Stk) unbeaten, gaining their third point of the season one length ahead of an improving South-ampton Four. Just 1/2 a length separated Itchen Imperial’s Ladies Junior Four S O’Toole, G Ed-wards, C Starkey, A Cole from previously unbeaten Ryde A and BTC’S + 40 Ladies Masters J Wil-son, K Koniec, K Bourke, L Mould (Stk) C Weaver (Cox) outpaced Southampton who had won at Shanklin, and Poole A had just over a length to spare when beating Itchen Imperial’s Novice La-dies
The growing number of J16 events saw Christchurch with a comfortable win over Poole in the Boy’s fours and Itchen Imperial’s B Hudson, L Fagan, M Hance, M McGregor-Ritchie (Stk) had a length to spare in their race against Lymington.
Racing is timed to start at Lymington Regatta at Milford on Sea next Saturday.
Senior Fours 1 Itchen Imperial A, 2 BTC A.
+40 Masters Fours 1 Poole A, 2 BTC A, 3 Coalporters A.
+50 Masters Fours 1 Poole A, 2 BTC A,
Junior Senior Fours 1 Christchurch A, 2 BTC A.
Junior Fours 1Itchen Imperial A, 2 Bournemouth A.
Novice Fours 1 Southampton A, 2 Christchurch A.
Senior Pairs 1 Itchen Imperial A, 2 Christchurch A.
Junior Pairs 1 Itchen Imperial A, 2 Bournemouth A.
Double Sculls 1 Lymington, 2 Newport, 3 Southampton
Senior Sculls 1 Itchen (J Foad), 2 BTC (Ratcliffe)
Junior Sculls 1 Christchurch (Rose), 2 Ryde (Buckett)
Novice Sculls 1 Christchurch ( Cavell ), 2 Poole( Murphy)
Boys J16 Fours 1Christchurch A, 2 Ryde A.
Boys J16 Sculls 1Shanklin 2 Itchen
Senior Fours 1 Coalporters A, 2 Southampton A, 3 BTC A.
+40 Masters 1 BTC A, 2 Southampton A.
Junior Fours 1 Itchen Imperial A, 2 Ryde A, 3 Ryde B.
Novice Fours 1 Poole A, 2 Itchen Imperial A.
Senior Pairs 1 Lymington A, 2 Poole A.
Junior Pairs 1 Poole A, 2 Shanklin A
Double Sculls 1Itchen Imperial A, 2 Christchurch A, 3 BTC A.
Senior Sculls 1 Itchen (J Bull)
Junior Sculls 1 Shanklin (Faithful), 2 Itchen (Edwards)
Novice Sculls 1 Newport (Oatley), 2 Elmy-Liddard)
Girls J16 Fours 1 Itchen Imperial A, 2 Lymington A