More success for Evesham

EVESHAM Rowing Club enjoyed success at the Ross Regatta held over the 750- metre course on the River Wye.

The club achieved five wins on the first day of racing and eight on the second.

On day one, the first win came from the WJ16 coxless quad of Lauren Caddy, Ellie Smith, Bessie Stelnicki and Lydia House, seeing off strong opposition from Worcester Rowing Club and a composite crew from City of Bristol and Staines.

Caddy and Smith were then joined by Maddie Baker, Frances Russell and cox Katie Griffiths in the WJ15 coxed quad for another win.

The J15 coxed quad of Luke Towers, Alex Bartram, Matt Newman, Alex Staite and cox Toby Edwards claimed the honours in style against opposition from Liverpool Victoria and City of Bristol.

The J18 coxless pair of Alex Russell and James Waterhouse defeated a crew from Dart Totnes, while the Women’s Masters ‘B’ coxed four of Debs Staite, Tracey Stapleton, Helen Morris, Emma Attwood and cox Amie Jones, beat Liverpool Victoria in a straight final.

On the second day, Marie Keys overcame difficult conditions to win the women’s novice (WNov) single sculls.

The WNov coxed eight of Caddy, Smith, Stelnicki, Sadie Bryan, Emily Stranks, Lydia House, Fran Harvey and Katie Griffiths, coxed by Colleen Penrose, were also successful beating a crew from Royal Chester by twoand- a-half lengths.

Caddy and House were joined by Staite and Newman and cox Griffiths in the mixed novice coxed four, racing to victory against Bryan, Stelnicki, Edwards, Bartram and cox Frances Russell.

The mixed internediate 2 coxless quad of Penrose, Jas Bradley, Liam Tustin and James Waterhouse beat opposition from City of Bristol and a crew from Trent.

In the intermediate 2 coxed fours, Sergui Phoursa, Henry House, Josh Rogers, Sam Pagett and cox Attwood recorded another win.

Competing in the intermediate two singles, Lawrence Sullivan claimed victory against his brother Patrick in the final.

Another rower winning his novice cap was James Mackins who beat fellow Evesham competitor Staite.

The final victory for Evesham came in the women’s intermediate three singles, Hazel Cabena confidently mastering the windy conditions to beat her opponent.

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