Four Wins for Nottingham RC at at Shrewsbury Regatta
Shrewsbury Regatta, organised by Pengwern Boat Club, is located in a picturesque river valley in the centre of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, with Saturday racing covering a 1000 metre upstream stretch of the River Severn. This year, the Saturday racing enjoyed fine weather, with calm water for the racing. NRC crews from the masters (veterans), womens and juniors sections were all in action on the first day of the two day regatta.
The women‘s IM1 crew of Shirley Myers, Sarah Royles, Cassie White and Viccy Newton coxed by Ashley Hewitt, powered through both of their rounds to win convincingly. This marked Cassie White’s first rowing point and she added another shortly afterwards as stroke of the novice eight. Along with Netty Cox, Ruth Hyde, Heather Wesson, Johanna Zumer, Charlie Whyman, Lisa Bailey and Cat Rooke having defeated Royal Chester in the first round comfortably beat The Queen’s College in the final.
Not to be outdone, the veterans also claimed two wins. The Masters E eight defeated Pengwern on their home water in the first round before triumphing over Bewdley in the finals, again with Ashley as cox. Finally, Dave Sperry and Alan Crowther claimed a win in the Masters C double sculls against Trafford.
A J14 girls crew had their first taste of regatta action, and although not successful this time have now been bitten by the bug and are keen to join in the winning in future.