World Masters: victorious in Vienna
Several veteran members of Durham ARC flew the flag for the Northern Region and travelled to Vienna to compete in the World Masters Rowing Regatta on 3 – 6 September.
Numerous events were entered and after some exciting racing and close finishes there were two gold medal wins. Gold was won on Friday by the E4+ crew of Paul Stanley, David Walker, Martin Judson, Kim Metcalfe and cox Emma Watcham and on Saturday by the F4+ crew of John Appleby, Kim Metcalfe, Paul Stanley, Michal Palamarczuk (Royal Chester) and cox Emma Watcham.
Gill Prescott was second in the WD1x as were Hazel Stainforth and John Appleby in the Mixed F 2x. Martin Judson and David Walker finished third in the E2-. The Men’s E 8+ and the Mixed 8+ German composite also finished third.
The veteran rowers racing in Vienna ranged in age from 27 to over 80 and are known internationally as ‘Masters’. They are a mixture of club rowers and ex internationals representing many countries of the world.
Durham ARC would like to hear from anyone, of any age, who is interested in coxing. As a cox you will learn about the sport of rowing and being in a crew, share in the thrill of racing and the spoils of victory as well as making many new friends. If you think this could be you contact Coaching Co-ordinator, Phill Tully on 07752373032.