Deben Rowing Club Win 2018 Yare Cup
Deben Rowing Club were crowned this years Yare Cup champions, taking home four victories. Yare Boat Club (YBC) participated in five races, winning two.
Division 1 saw a fantastic race with three YBC coxless quads in the ‘Never Raced Before Plus’ event. The winning crew comprised Peter Savage, Sue Spooner, Trevor Williams and veteran Nick Cooper. Together they raced to victory with a final time of 16 minutes 31 seconds, beating the second YBC coxless quad by four seconds.
Mark Moore and Adam Knights secured a second YBC victory, with a winning time of 14 minutes 53 seconds in the Master C/E double sculls.
The day’s racing ended with a barbeque followed by prize giving at the club house. The Yare Boat Club would like to thank the Yare Cup Chairman Rod Wood, without whom the event could not take place. Lastly, thank you to all those who volunteered as Umpires, Marshalls, boat drivers, Time-keepers and Caterers.
Pictures of division 1 are here.
I have cropped them and reduced them for the website but you can have the whole jobbie if you want it.
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.
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.
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.