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Three victories at St Neots Regatta

David and Iain battled against the rain and strong winds to win the Masters F/G/H 1000m Sculls, Masters C/D 500m Sculls and Masters G/H 500m Sculls after a weekend of action packed rowing at the St Neots Regatta. They also reached the finals for the Masters E/F/G 1000m Doubles and the Masters C/D/E 1000 Sculls, losing to Peterborough City and Milton Keynes Rowing Club. YBC Captain Alex rowed with Luís (Norwich Rowing Club) in the 1000m and 500m Open Double Sculls, reaching the semi finals before being beaten by City of Sheffield Rowing Club and Lincoln Rowing Club.
Power8 Sprints, 2018
Rowing is a beautiful and exciting sport, with high profile events such as the Boat Race and the Henley Royal Regatta. Sadly, its ability to market itself as a spectator sport to the wider public has never been one of its strengths – until now.
On Sunday 22nd July, Bristol hosted the first “Power8 Sprints”. Manchester and Oxford were crowned the first men’s and women’s champions after battling it out against crews from Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, London, Newcastle and Nottingham, head-to-head on the 350m course.

YBC Summer Sculling Races 2018

Sunday June 24th was a warm sunny and calm day. Perfect for our races and a good entry from members took part anxious to gain racing practice. The lesson of the day however was that straight courses are often the hardest to steer! Kenny kindly provided the amusement by falling in to entertain the supporters at the club as well as the pub customers. He was so refreshed that he then won the double sculls with Karina who had just joined the club. Ant and Manuela won the single sculls and Alex turned in a captain’s performance to take the handicap singles. There were a lot of very close races and fun was had by all. Many thanks to Anthony and Tony for the organisation. We are also grateful to our neighbour, Phyllida, for the photos on Facebook.

Sweep oar is back at Yare!


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