The annual Nepean Rowing regatta was back after a year off due to the bridge construction. Great conditions all day saw a very successful event unfold.
The under 19 single was first up and Miles went away with a good win. Paul was the next win for Nepean in the master’s single holding off a Glebe sculler. Miles and Paul together with Jacqui and Tallara teamed up to race in the mixed quad and had a battle with Glebe for the majority of the race, but Glebe pushed away in the last three hundred meters to take the win. Miles and Paul then teamed up with Jack and Hugh and won the C quad. Hugh pushed hard in his single, going away with a personal best and taking away another medal.
Aimee contested the lightweight single and performed well to beat Glebe and take away first place. She also contested the open double and quad in composite crews and placed second in both. The D quad of Sarah, Cleo, Fiona and Letisha being a scratch crew gave it their best but were beaten to the line by Penrith to claim second.
The big event of the day was the mixed A grade eight. The handicap of four seconds was questionable but the crew just wanted to get out there and give it there best and see what they could produce. The crew were happy with the race but Sydney were too good and took away the $500 prize money with the event being gratefully sponsored by @Print and Powersmart.
We were sadly informed during the week that the club Patron, long time member, ex board member and rower Ken Henson passed away. As a sign of respect for Ken’s amazing contribution to the club over so many years all club members wore a black arm band at the regatta. It was a great honour to row in the mixed eight that was only two years ago named after Ken in recognition of his service.
A big thankyou to all the club members who baked cakes, setup and packed up the course and helped on the day. Also, the boat race officials contribution was greatly appreciated and without which the event could not have run as smoothly as it did. Thankyou also to all the clubs that came to the event and supported us.