On Monday 26th February Aimee Wagner, representing Blaxland High and Johnathon Imber, representing Nepean High took to the regatta entre to represent their schools at the NSW Combined High schools regatta for public school students. This was the first year for close to ten years since Nepean has had rowers competing in this event.
Both rowers performed very well on what was a good day for racing but poor for spectating with rain being present on and off throughout the day.
Aimee won the under 16 single and Johno came second in the under 17 single.
NSW State Championships: 16-18th February
A small squad of eight Nepean rowers represented the club at this year's State championships. It was one of our most successful State championships in many years and all competing rowers should be very proud of their results. This year's championships was one of the strongest to date with numerous interstate rowers competing.
Kate Murdoch dominated the para events by taking out the single, mixed double and mixed four.
Miles and Jooya placed fourth in the under 17 double. Miles placed ninth in the under 17 single. Jooya took out silver in the under 16 single.
Aimee Wagner placed fifth in the under 16 single.
Angus Harrold came eighth in the under 19 single and ninth in the schoolboy single.
The final regatta at SIRC before State Champs always presents as good last chance race practice. Great racing conditions were in play for the majority of the day and saw some good times. Overall we had some good success and we hope to build onto this for State.
Our annual camp ran form the 2nd to the 11th January. It was another successful camp with around 25 rowers taking part both young and old. A big thank you to everyone who helped out and made this possible.
We had another successful year. With a large squad we were again able to boat an array of crew boats that are not possible at normal regattas. Unfortunately due to high winds we were not able to complete the entire regatta, with the most part of Sunday racing cancelled.
The highlight again was the mixed eights. We had a handicap of twelve seconds this year, compared to four seconds last year. We did not have as high expectations but we went out there and gave it our best shot. We had a great race, even with a minor collision, and came away with second with UTS claiming the win for the second year running.
A big thankyou to the many people that made the weekend a big success.
1st: 17 2nd: 15 3rd: 11