Club rowers slug it out in first race of season

Coronation Cup rowing in Whitby harbour
Coronation Cup rowing in Whitby harbour

THE first rowing races of the season finally got under way last Tuesday night after two cancellations due to bad weather.

The first race, the men’s over 30, saw Mark Ingram’s Friendship crew an early lead and went on to win comfortably from John Eglon’s crew, also for Friendship.

Coronation Cup rowing in Whitby harbour

Coronation Cup rowing in Whitby harbour

The men’s under 21s was a good race at sea with Karl Hewison’s Fishermens crew and Luke Clarkson’s Friendship crew neck and neck for the first part of the race, then from the Spa the reds started to take the lead and went on to win by two lengths.

The ladies’ junior race was also a great race with crew for Fishermens and Hope Locker’s Friendship crew battling it out all the way to the finishing line with the Fishermens just winning by quarter of a length.

The men’s under 23 race saw Luke Clarkson’s Friendship take charge of the race at sea and go on to win by a large margin from Karl Hewison’s Fishermens crew.

The ladies’ senior race was also a very close race with Deidre Grady’s Friendship crew and Yasmin Spencer’s crew leavig the rest of the crew and battling it out to the line, which Fishermens just won from the reds.

The final race saw eight boats go down the more senior course. Richard Dowson’s Friendship crew took an early lead with four other boats, three Friendship and one Fishermens in close pursuit. Coming to the piers Dowson’s crew came round one length clear and went on to win from Luke Clarkson’s crew, also for the reds. Adam Young’s crew were third, also for the reds.

The captain of the Friendship, John Eglon, said that all the races had been very good, some very close races and great to watch. He would like to congratulate all rowers for a fine display of rowing. Thanks also go to Sid and Darren for providing the starter boat.

Points: Men, Friendship 16 points, Fishermens 6 points; ladies, Fishermens 11 points, Friendship 4 points.

Results

Men’s over 30s: 1 Friendship, Pegasus, Mark Ingram, Andy Smurthwaite, Mike Brown, Pete Betts, cox Ben Betts; 2 Friendship, Scoresby, John Eglon, Mark Davies, Chris Stead, Steve Wilson, cox Adam Young; 3 Fishermens, Remembrance III, Neil Parker, Phil Wright, Darren Wright, Russell Ingrham, cox Kirsty Kemsley.

Men’s under 21s: 1 Friendship, Eagle, Luke Clarkson, Ryan Lowther, James Kendrew, Ryan Sleightholme, cox Adam Young; 2 Fishermens, Resolution, Karl Hewison, Josh Crabtree, Lee Graham, Dev Howard, cox Alan Brown; 3 Fishermens, Henryella, Matt Kendrew, Mitch Eglon, Shaun Graham, Jamie Brown, cox Jason Jeffries.

Ladies’ junior: 1 Fisherlads, JC, Kirsty Kemsley, Beth Pearson, Jess Scarth, Leah Hunter, cox Mike Waterfield; 2 Friendship, Pegasus, Hope Locker, Cathrine Bainbridge, Kelly Betts, Emma Currell, cox Pete Betts; 3 Fishermens, Remembrance, Chloe Scarth, Kira Stevens, Charlotte Hall, Alex LLoyd,, cos Dev Howard.

Mens under 23s: Friendship, Pegasus, Luke Clarkson, Ryan Lowther, James Kendrew, Ryan Sleightholme, cox Adam Young; 2 Fishermens, Resolution, Karl Hewison, Josh Crabtree, Lee Graham, Dev Howard, cox Alan Brown; 3 Fishermens, Gemini, Matt Kendrew, James Waterfield, Mike Waterfield, Max Dosser, cox Jamie Brown.

Ladies’ senior: 1 Fishermens, Henryella, Yasmin Spencer, Farrah Jackson, Shelly Myres, Jordan Spencer, cox Barry Brown; 2 Friendship, Scoresby, Deidre Grady, Mandy Davidson, Rebecca Smith, Gillian Locker, cox Morgan Russell; 3 Fishermens, Remembrance, Jenny Hutton, Beth Brown, Jess Purvis, Kerry Brown, cox Karl Hewison.

Men’s senior: 1 Friendship, Scoresby, Richard Dowson, Mark Usher, Paul Jobling, Shaun Hopper, cox Louis Kelly; 2 Friendship, Eagle, Luke Clarkson, Ryan Lowther, James Kendrew, Ryan Sleightholme, cox Jamie Wassell; 3 Friendship, Pegasus, Adam Young, Mark Davies, Chris Stead, Andrew Grady, cos Kara Davidson.