With a blistering finish by Ryde’s J Marray, H Gove, O Gove, A Edwards (Stk) Rebecca Nigh (Cox) stormed past BTC A in the final 75 metres of the Men’s Senior Fours to win by 1/2 lengths at Newport Regatta on Saturday to win their first point of the season.
BTC had led from the start and settled into comfortable rate to lead by 1 length as they passed the mid course Umpire but had no answer when Ryde refused to be beaten, piling on pressure that BTC just could not match. Inspired by their Senior Men both Ryde’s Men, B Toms, J Redstone,D Douglas, J Groves (Stk) and Women’s V Gorge, J Cole, K Crook, J Hyland (Stk) gained their first wins of the season in the Novice Fours by 1 length and 3 lengths respectively.
Itchen Imperial Ladies Senior Four P Lewis, R Daniels, K Taylor, M Dunlop (Stk) L Gooch (Cox) with a 11/4 length win over BTC A remained unbeaten to secure the Hants and Dorset Championship and their Mens+40 crew will need just one more win to retain the Masters Hants and Dorset Trophy for another year. Southampton’s Andi Davies, Fiona Walbridge, Wendy Hartland, Anne Saunders(Stk), Lisa Redwood (Cox) +40 Masters are also just one point away from being crowned Champions with a convincing 3 lengths win over Christchurch in a two boat final.
Poole Ladies had another fine win in the Junior Fours with L Centon, C Rimmer, M Tudor-Murphy, M Hill (Stk), C Hill (Cox) now needing to win at Swanage next Saturday to achieve their Championship ambitions. BTC B Junior Senior Four F Hills, C Hodson, S Lawerance, T Stanley (Stk) took full advantage of the absent Championship leaders Christchurch to close to within just one point after a close race against the BTC A Crew, crossing the finishing line just 3/4 length ahead.
Saturday Fours Results
Senior Fours 1 Ryde A 2 BTC A.
Masters +40 Fours 1 Itchen Imperial A, 2 BTC B, 3 BTC A.
Junior Senior Fours 1 BTC B, 2 BTC A, Newport A
Junior Fours 1 Westover A, 2 Poole A, 3 Coalporters A.
Novice Fours 1 Ryde A, 2 Itchen Imperial A, 3 BTC A.
Senior Fours 1 Itchen Imperial A, 2 BTC A, 3 Coalporters A.
Masters +40 Fours 1 Southampton A, 2 Christchurch A.
Junior Fours 1 Poole A, 2 Southampton A. 3 Shanklin A.
Novice Fours 1 Ryde A, 2 Itchen Imperial A, 3 Christchurch A.
SUNDAY Pairs and Sculls
Mens Novice sculls 1. Ryde B 2.BTC, 3. Ryde A.
Ladies Novice sculls 1. Westover, 2 Southampton, 3 Newport.
Mens Junior sculls 1. BTC A , 2 Ryde,
Ladies Junior sculls 1. Newport, 2 BTC, 3 Shanklin.
Mens Senior sculls 1. Newport, 2 Itchen, 3 Shanklin.
Mens Junior Pair 1.Poole, 2 Ryde, 3 Shanklin.
Ladies Junior Pair 1. Lymington, 2 Southampton, 3 Poole.
Mens Senior Pair. 1. Poole, 2 Itchen.
Ladies Senior Pairs 1. Itchen, 2 Southampton .
Juniors Under 16 events
Boys J14 Sculls 1. Shanklin. 2 Ryde, 3 Itchen.
Girls J16 Sculls 1. Shanklin. 2 Itchen A , 3 Itchen B.
Boys J16 Sculls 1. Shanklin, 2 Itchen 3 Newport.
Boys J14 Q/Scull 1. Itchen A. 2 Newport, 3 Itchen B.
Girls J14 Q/Scull 1. Itchen 2 Newport/Itchen Comp.
Boys J16 Q/Sculls 1. Shanklin 2. Newport 3. Lymington.
Girls J16 Q/Sculls 1. Itchen A 2. Itchen B.