Masters Rowing 2019

Henley Rowing Club Masters squads attended Marlow Spring Regatta on 6th May in force getting ready for the new season.  Four women’s quads (two Vet D, one with a late substitute on the day, and two Vet E) raced and one master’s men Vet E quad. For some it was their first experience of side by side racing and proved valuable.  The Vet D quad of Emma Alvey, Jan Watson,  Anna Stevens, Jo Paice (steers) over came a mishap at the start to win their heat.  Unfortunately, they could not repeat this in the final against a Marlow crew.  The Women’ Vet E quad of Janet Dutton, Helen Knowles, Margaret Hall and Julia Lock (steers) gained a medal  in straight final against Marlow and the other Henley Vet E crew, battling in rough water conditions.

At Nottingham City and Masters Regatta on Sunday 12th May the Vet D 2x crew of Helen Turnell and Nikki Orr won their final by half a length in a tough battle with an RAF/Newark Composite.   The Vet F double of Janet Dutton and Margaret Hall were competing in the double for the first time and unfortunately came against a world class crew in the tier 1 event. They were later joined by Helen Knowles and Julia Lock for the Vet E quad again gaining valuable race experience, but sadly no medal.  However, three of the crew (Janet Dutton, Helen Knowles and Margaret Hall) an hour later joined with Walbrook in a composite Vet F 8, rowing through Bewdley mid-race to win by over a length.

Tom Moon competed on the Saturday event winning the 1x?? The women’s double of Natalie Atkinson and Becci Norman were also competing on both days.