The first regatta for the weekend was the Reindeer regatta. While it is a fun regatta in its nature in crews dressing up for the event, we used it for speed testing for crews as we get closer and closer to the major regattas of the season. We were also fortunate to have good conditions that saw some quick times recorded.
Congratulations to Trent on competing in the novice single and completing his first race.
Hugh went off with a bit too much excitement which he paid for in the later stages of the race. However regardless of this he went on to record a personal best and placed second with the Penrith sculler pushing through him to take first. Jacqui did not get into her rhythm in the early stages of the master’s single but it improved as she progressed through the race and resulted in a third place. The women’s under sixteen single had a lot of entries and Aimee and Sarah placed second and third respectively in their own divisions. Jason pushed away early in the master’s single and went hard the whole way in the pursuit of pulling a quick time. He went away with the win and a quick time but also many points to work on for future races. Miles was the final race for us in the under seventeens single. He faced up against some familiar faces from last season and knew it would be a tough race. He, like his brother, Hugh, went off too hard and paid the price as the race went on. There were some positives to draw from his third placing but again may things to improve on before State next year.