Sweep rowing returns to YBC!!
This morning, we rowed in a coxless four on the River Yare for the first time – the first YBC coxless fourin 100 years!! It was a very enjoyable experience and the transition from sculling to rowing turned out to be easier than we thought. I hope we see a lot more sweep rowing at YBC.
Bow: Nick, 2. Manuela, 3. Manuela, Stroke: Alex
Paddy’s Run Round Seven
The seventh and final round of the 2018 Norwich Masters Sculling Ladder took place on April Fool’s Day. It turned out to be the most eventful round; one sculler suffered irreparable damage to his blade following a collision with another sculler near the starting line.
Broadland’s Laurence Taylor held off Robert Conway (Norwich) an Anthony Meynell (Yare) to claim the title of fastest man while Lou Green (Yare) was the fastest woman. Tom Hockley (Norwich) was the fastest newcomer while Alex Meadows (Yare) won the Meynell Medal for being the oldest sculler to complete all seven rounds.
Yare Boat Club would like to thank David Wynn and the volunteer time keepers who made this event possible.
(See also calendar in side menu)
Racing Calendar 2018
February 24 Norwich Head of the River
April 29 Lea Spring Regatta
June 2-3 Peterborough Spring Regatta
June 23 St Ives Regatta
July 13-14 Henley Masters Regatta
July 28-29 St Neots Small Boats Head
August 4 Sudbury Regatta
August 11-12 Peterborough Summer Regatta
September 2 Great Ouse Marathon
September 9 Cambridge Autumn Regatta
September 16 Boston Marathon
September 22 Yare Cup
October 27 Norfolk Long Distance Sculls
November 17 Cambridge Winter Head
December TBA Carrow Cup
The cold snap and windy conditions were not enough to keep YBC from participating in their first regatta for 2018. This year, nine of our members participated in the Norwich Head Race, hosted by the Norwich Rowing Club. The course covers a 5km stretch of the River Yare, from River’s Court to Whitlingham Green.
YBC Chairman, Ant and Charles (Molesey BC) rowed the newest boat, Liberty II to victory in the Mas.C-G 2x with a time of 22 minutes 41 seconds. Mark and Adam finished 2nd, achieving the same raw time as winners Ant and Charles.
The women’s quad (Manuela, Lisa, Inger and Kerry) rowed Rhythm & Blues to a brilliant 2nd place with an adjusted time of 22 minutes 3 seconds, only 37 seconds behind Champion of The Thames Rowing Club.
Norwich Rowing Club won the Open 1x in 21 minutes 10 seconds while Greg and Alex battled the wind and choppy conditions in their single sculls, finishing 5th and 6th with respectable times of 23 minutes 19 seconds, and 23 minutes 32 seconds.
Congratulations to everyone who took part. YBC would like to thank the Norwich Rowing Club, organisers and volunteers for making this a successful event.
Alex (Club Captain)
Mas.C-G 2x Winners: Charles (Molesey Boat Club) and Ant (YBC)