Our first club run event saw a new format being implemented with all boat classes being available to race. We were fortunate to have great conditions and with close to 200 competitors in total, it was set to be a great morning of racing. Twenty seven Nepean rowers took part in the event with the majority competing in crew boats, and they all performed very well.
A big thankyou to the seventeen club members who volunteered for the day along with the BRO, Steve. Thanks to this help the event ran smoothly and I am very appreciative of everyone's contributions on the day.
We set off for the final JB Sharp regatta with ten rowers and were fortunate to have good conditions all day.
Racing kicked off with Sarah taking out a win in the under 16 singles having been pushed the whole way by a UTS sculler. The women's intermediate quad of Aimee, Edee, Cleo, and Macayla took out a clear water win with a push to the line in the final part of the race. Later that day an open quad was boated with Aimee switching out for Sarah, and again they went away with the win. The final race for these rowers saw Aimee and Macayla face off against Sarah and Edee in the intermediate double. Aimee and Macayla went away with a good win.
The novice racing saw our newer rowers take to the wate. Alliah has continued to improve, and this showed in her placing second in the novice single. The Penrith Highschool program continues to progress, and we had four boys rowing at this regatta. Alex, Tanish, Eric and Daming raced in the novice quad against only one other crew, Balmain. Although Balmain proved too strong for them, they worked together well and continue to show they are learning every time they go on the water. Alex, Tanish and Eric all raced the novice single. A special mention to Eric for competing in his first regatta and placing fourth in the single.
Congratulations to everyone on your results. It is only very early in the season and is a good starting point for us to build upon for future racing.
This series is always a good experience and we are appreciative of everyone involved who make it possible. A special thanks to all members who chipped in and helped with loading, on the day and unloading. It is everyone's efforts that make it all possible, so thank you.
Our next event will be our own Head race on the 25th August.