Racing began with the men’s D grade quads. First up was Daniel, Jooya, Sam and Ryan. After a good start, the crew was confronted with technical difficulties. Ryan fell off his seat early on in the race and Sam lost a wheel. However, regardless of the obstacles they faced, they went away with a fourth placing. Immediately following was Will, Airtarn, Matt and Pat who were able to hold with Leichardt early on but their fitness was not able to hold out for the duration of the race, and they took away second place.
The men’s and women’s 19/21 singles were up next in which Tallara and Chris claimed second placing’s in the under 21 and 19 singles respectively.
The women’s C grade quad of Raquel, Tallara, Victoria and Elizabeth came out of the blocks in a paced fashion and though they worked hard through the middle section, the wining crew of St George had too big of a lead and they went away with third.
The men’s D grade four saw Will, Pat, Airtarn and Matt take to the water with inexperienced cox, Jooya. They came out well and though they were unable to hold with the leaders through the second half of the race, they pushed to the line and claimed a fourth.
The crew combinations were again ones that we do not currently consistently train due to other regatta’s taking precedence however all crews should be congratulated on their efforts.
The racing was spread out for Nepean, however it was great to see many dedicated rowers stick around for the duration of the day and everyone’s help in packing up and unloading was greatly appreciated. The cheering of fellow rowers despite our small size was again, great to see.