Nottingham City Regatta

The annual Nottingham City Regatta was held at the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont over the 2000m course, Veteran rowed 1,000m. It was a pleasant spring day with a light cross wind which made for good but slow racing conditions. The day was split into a morning and an afternoon programme.

The morning’s successes began for Nottingham Rowing Club with the Juniors leading the way, as they have done all season so far, with an excellent win in the J18 quadruple sculls coached by Martin Kay and stroked by Sam Ward from Bilborough College in a time of 6m 52secs. This was followed by a very good row by the Women’s novice quad coached by
Mike Fay, who came second to  Rob Roy RC and a win by Lyndsey Morton,
coached by Ade Roberts, in the intermediate 2 sculls.The morning session ended with a fine display of quadruple sculling by the veterans stroked by John Stevens.All members of this crew are ex-rowers from Notts County Rowing Association, who are now part of Nottingham Rowing Club.

The afternoon session brought another three wins for the club. Again the Juniors led the way with a win by the J16 quad stroked by Mary Wilson from Nottingham Girls High School and coached by father, Andrew Wilson, rowing above their age group. They were followed by the Men’s Intermediate 1 coxed four,coached by Des Atkins and stroked by Rob
Yates.The day came to a close with the women’s intermediate eight beating Manchester University in the last race of the regatta. This crew was stroked by Rachel Morton and coached by Helen Bloor.

"It was a good day for the  Nottingham Rowing Club’ said President Keith Atkinson,’ With six wins from Juniors,Senior Men and Women and the Veterans at a quality regatta like Nottingham City it’s clear that winter training and coaching went well and we are ready for the season ahead."