Thankfully the weather was very kind to our teams and the strong winds of the previous two weeks had abated. In the Saturday heats, our rowers were entered in forty-two events, making sixteen A finals and twelve B finals; an impressive feat.
In the Sunday finals, they attained eight podium finishes, including four firsts, three seconds and one third.
U18 Four – Daniel Williamson, Sam Cummins, James Hall, Harrison Elliott, Max Brady
U18 Pair – James Hall, Daniel Williamson
U18 Quad – Tom Hall, Luke Shannon, Lachie Dixon, Matt Caro, Zandi Sutcliffe
U16 Quad – Tom Hall, Harrison Elliott, Luke Shannon, Sam Brewer
U18 Double – James Hall, Sam Cummins
U16 Quad – Tom Ludbrook, Keegan Greig, James Archibald, Max Smith, Zandi Sutcliffe
U16 Double – James Archibald, Keegan Greig
U16 Single – Tom Hall (Luke Shannon was fourth and Max Smith was fifth)
Special mention goes to the crew of Gracie O’Leary, Brittany Bodie, Livvi Silverman, Sarah Dolan and Eve McCallum who put in a tremendous effort and finished fourth in the A Final of the Women’s Novice Quad.
Head of Rowing, Nick Lloyd believes that the performance of the entire squad is very encouraging.
“It is reassuring to know that we are definitely on the right track," he says. "We now look forward to our final regatta for the term in two weeks time, the Christmas Regatta, which is also at Lake Karapiro.”