West Regional Junior Time trial

Saturday March 6th saw
the West Region’s annual time trial, to select a regional junior team to
compete at the Junior Inter Regional Regatta in April. The event, which took
place at Dart Totnes RC, once again saw a record entry, with 63 crews from seven
clubs, competing over three divisions in various events from J14 up to J16.

The wins were shared
between Dart Totnes (11), Plymouth (4), Kingsley (2), Exeter (1), Castle Dore
(1) and Torquay (1). From here selections will be made for the regional team,
who will travel to Nottingham to compete against the other 11 British Rowing
regions in April.

Standout performance
of the day came from Kerswell-Jensen and Rowe of Dart Totnes, who won the J15
2x, posting the fastest time of the day in the process. They are likely to be
the region’s best hope of a medal at the Junior Inter Regional Regatta in

Also worthy of mention
are the Women’s J15 2x of Cudmore and Dinsdale from Torquay, who recorded the
club’s first ever win at the event.

The closest race of
the day came in the MJ154x+ where Kingsely and Plymouth dead heated over the
1500m course. A row-off is now likely to be required to finalise which of these
two crews will represent the West region in Nottingham.

Time trial results

A big thank you goes
to all the volunteers who helped with the smooth running of the event.

Report from Tom Pattichis

Coaching and Development Team Leader – West Region