We had twenty rowers compete at the Sydney regatta. We were able to boat a few crews and it also provided an opportunity for the small boats that will be racing in Nationals next month to race at SIRC one more time.
Para 1x: Kate
WU19 1x: Edee
Para 2-: Kate and Paul
WU23 2x: Edee and Macayla
MU19 1x: Miles
WU23 1x: Annelise
WO 2x: Sienna and Annelise
MC4+: Jason, Miles, Harry, Paul and Alex
WO4x: Sienna, Edee, Jacqui and Annelise
MO 2x: Jason and Miles
WC4+: Aimee, Jacqui, Edee, Macayla and Jess
Thankyou to everyone who helped on the day to make it all possible. We look forward now to our next regatta which will be the Drummoyne regatta on the 15th March.
For the first time in a long time we sent a substantial amount of rowers from one school to this regatta, the public school's State Championships.
This year we had fourteen Penrith Highschool students attend the regatta. This in itself is quite an achievement given the program has only been running for one year. They had some good results, with highlights including:
WU15 1x: 6th: Gauri Kotera
Women's Inter Regional 4x+: 3rd: Gauri Kotera
MU15 1x: 3rd: Daming Wang
MU15 2x: 3rd: Daming Wang and Tanish Patil
MU16 1x: 8th: Alex Vella
A big thankyou to Penrith Highschool for their support of this program, without which we would not be where we are now. We look forward to the future of this program. Thanks to Sarah who has been pivotal to the success as a whole and in particular for this event.
Edee also attended the regatta, representing her school, Wollongong Highschool of the Performing Arts. Edee had a comfortable heat though her start was not ideal with a not so straight start causing her to crash into buoys. She had a smoother race in the final and went away with the silver.
A wet three days was forecasted and the weather did not disappoint. Unfortunately this also saw the majority of Sunday's racing cancelled with only a couple hours of heats and semi-finals racing taking place.
Good work to all those who worked hard for the event and for those who unfortunately did not race, rest assured there will be more opportunities in the future.
Special mentions to:
Kate Murdoch for winning the Para single and the Para double with University of Queensland rower, Mac.
Aimee Wagner who teamed up with Maxine from Glebe to claim the bronze in the lightweight under 21 double.
Miles Harrold for placing seventh in the under 19 single.
We had twenty Nepean rowers head to SIRC for the RNSW Small boats regatta. This was a good opportunity for all rowers to row at SIRC with some of the major competitions for juniors fast approaching and masters rowers not too far away from their big regatta also.
It was a good day of racing with good, though slow conditions. Thank you to everyone for their efforts on the day and for your help to ensure it all ran smoothly.