Oar-some effort in huge home regatta

COMEBACK KINGS: Sudbury's coxed four came from behind to beat Gravesend on Saturday, above, while other rowers also took to the water for the club's 133rd regatta at Friars Meadow
COMEBACK KINGS: Sudbury's coxed four came from behind to beat Gravesend on Saturday, above, while other rowers also took to the water for the club's 133rd regatta at Friars Meadow

Sudbury Rowing Club hosted their 133rd regatta on Saturday, the biggest they had run and one of the most successful for home rowers.

From 32 entries from the club, there were wins for 13 of them on a busy programme of racing on the River Stour.

The men’s coxed four of James Woodward, Nathan Franklin, Mark Tyrie, Ashley Pettican and cox Lucy Keedy-Davies lost their novice status in a fine row against Gravesend after coming from behind.

Woodward then continued to revel in glory and won 
all four races in his single, again losing his novice 
status.

Dave Bull and Sam Hogsjberg won in their pair and Paul Sant, John Bowles, Lee Adams, Paul Adams and cox Holly Adams continued their winning streak in the Masters C4.

Jeremy Milbank and 
David Wasse finally secured their victory at Sudbury with 
a confident row in their double.

Becky Minnich and Kimione Sturgeon won in the women’s IM3 double, after an eventful first round.

The junior squad were 
not to be outdone with 
wins from boys Nick Scott in the J13 single, while George Cook, Toby Stock, Patrick King, George Jackson and cox Molly Shaw won in the IM3 four.

For the girls, Amy Bowles won the women’s J14 
single, Ellie Adams the J15 single and Molly Shaw the J16 single.

Bowles and Ellie Adams then went on to win the women’s J15 double while Molly Shaw, Toby Stock, Tom Bowles, Holly Adams and cox Pippa Kerry also won in the mixed J18 quad.

Club secretary Lee Adams said: “It was pleasing to see some of the last learn to row intake racing for the first time and overall the standard of rowing across the club was excellent.”