Masters row to victory at Head of the Dart
It was a lovely sunny day for the Head of the Dart time trial race held between Totnes and Dartmouth on Saturday 9 April 2011. Conditions on the water were described by many of the competitors as ‘challenging’ over most of the 9.5 mile race with strong winds against the tide.
The fastest time of the day was achieved by men’s Masters C eight rowed by the Thames-based Tyrian Rowing Club who were the overall winners among the 66 finishers, recording a time of 45mins 48secs. The second crew to finish was the Dart Totnes men’s Senior C eight, finishing over a minute and a half down in a time of 47mins 25secs. The top ladies crew were the Greenbank Falmouth SA4+ who covered the course in a time of 55mins 27secs and finished over two minutes clear of their nearest challengers. The quickest men’s four was yet another Masters crew, with the Dart Totnes Masters E quadruple scull recording a time of exactly 50mins to finish third overall.
Fourth home, and winner of the men’s Senior A single sculls category pennant was the region’s top single sculler, Elliot Barton from Totnes who recorded an outstanding time for a single sculler of 51mins 7secs, whilst the fastest Masters sculler was Greenbank Falmouth’s James Kerr with a time of 56mins 37secs, some 20 seconds faster than the home sculler and event organiser. Dart Totnes Masters G single sculler Hugh Tubbs won the Masters Handicap pennant in 59mins 47secs, while the Dart Totnes women’s Senior C coxed four were the pennant winners with a time of 1hr 51secs.
Dart Totnes women’s Senior C single sculler Rose Willoughby and the Teign Scullers women’s Coastal double sculls crew were also category winners along with the Exmouth and Mayflower Seaboat male and female quad fours. The Exmouth ladies crew were particularly impressive, finishing just 20 seconds down on the men from Mayflower.
For a full list of results click here.Press release – David Godfrey