Success for Ross RC at local regattas
The Ross club was out in force at Monmouth and Hereford Regattas on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Racing on Saturday netted a massive 10 wins, with eight coming from the Junior Academy and two from senior men.
Roise Brandram Jones won the WJ14 single sculls alongside Ellie Blackwood who was victorious in the WJ15 single race. Johan Lai and Jess Crossman also triumphed in the J12 and WJ12 single categories respectively. The WJ14 double sculls race was won by Roise Brandram Jones and Amy Surman and the WJ12 double by Jess Crossman and rowing pertner Olivia Bayham Williams. And finally but by now means least Ross RC’s J13 quad crew of Nick Burden, Dale Kernot, George Probert, Scott Morris and cox Rhodri Morris stormed to victory as did Gregory Fitz Horswell, Megan Jephcote, Rosie Ingram, Johan Lai and cox Olivia Baynham Williams in the J12 squads.
Junior captain John Lewis commented: "This was a tremendous result for the Junior Squad. We are very proud of all our competitors"
From the Seniors the veteran crew of Jeremy Picton Turberville, Graham Watling, Paul Brodholt Dave Sykes and Lucy Jones (cox) beat opposition from Warwick by a handsome margin. Steve Randall and Phil Davies overcame strong opposition from Bradford upon Avon in their Veteran coxless pairs final.
At Monmouth on Sunday Kelly Morris and Rosie Lindley, hard on the heels of a early exit in the National Schools semi final, got back to winning ways over the 1500 meter course against opposition from Monmouth Comprehensive.
At Hereford regatta on bank holiday Monday Ross were represented by the Veteran Crews lead by Jeremy Picton Turberville, Ladies intermediate crew and a men’s high performance crew. The Veteran crew were competing against strong opposition from Totnes and having lost to them last season the new line up were keen to see if they could now beat them. From the start the Ross crew led down the 1000m course holding on to win by six feet.
Report from Ian Howell, Ross RC