Star Regatta is a regional favourite and our 2017 edition proved be no different. Despite the calendar clash with Masters champs held at Holme Pierrepoint in Nottingham, we saw one of the highest entries yet, with just over 220 races throughout the day.
Whilst our Masters’ squads found success at Nottingham in challenging conditions, the rest of the club still managed to squeeze in a few races between donating time and effort to making the event a renowned success.
Seniors take to Singles
First up we had Ollie Westbrook Netherton from the Senior Men’s squad debuting in his single for the NOV.1x Ollie put down a considerable effort, powering towards the finish line, however unfortunately just missing out to the eventual winner.
Shortly after we had another single debut from Jo Perryman-Smith from the Senior Women’s squad in the W.NOV.1x. Fresh from a determined performance in the 3 seat of the W.NOV.4x at Peterborough the previous weekend, Jo crossed the line behind her opposition and yet another eventual winner.
A fantastic effort from both in their first side by side style race in singles!
— Eton Rowing (@EtonRowing) 10 June 2017
The Local RIVALRY Continues!
Between helping with marshalling and catering, Star Masters Women’s E4+ of Sarah Russell, Sue Lamb, Alison Winder and Janet Williams, coxed by Senior Woman: Lauren Wardley, squeezed in a race against local rivals BRC in the WIM3 4+ event. With an aggregate age of some 100 years more than their rivals, they gave a solid and spirited performance. Sadly not a win, but nevertheless a good example of the squad’s keenness to get out there and just do it.
Best looking pot out there! In my opinion anyways… #loveit
— Ellie Piggott (@ElliePiggott) 10 June 2017
JR’s Dominate on Home Water!
Star Club Regatta saw 30 Junior crews competing from across the squad. The pontoon at Star was a hype of activity with junior athletes jumping in and out of boats and there was plenty of opportunity to cheer for a Star Crew through out the day. For many this was their first experience in rowing in a side by side races and valuable experience was gained and much learned. Across the Junior Squad we had 12 wins and a further 6 crews who made it to the final, a special mention goes to Andreas Tilds, Sam Gale and Toby White who won their first pot. Further, a big thank you goes to our very committed volunteer coaches who makes it possible for our Head Coach Sharon Noble-Lyang to run a successful Junior Squad.
Done and dusted. Thanks to umpires and marshals from other clubs, all competitors and supporters for coming today. Hope to see you next year
— David Dixon (@StarClubPres) 10 June 2017