Squad Success at Bewdley
It was another weekend of success for Ross RC when it attended Bewdley Regatta on the river Severn. The club amassed an impressive 13 wins over the two days with the mens squad notching up an impressive 5 and the junior academy continuing its excellent form with 8 victories.
The winners on Saturday were the men’s IM1 four of Paul Carpenter, Phil Davies, Steve Randall, Roland Robinson and cox Morgan Baynham Williams. Elle Blackwood rowing in WJ15 singles also notched up an impressive victory over the 800m course.
On Sunday the Junior Academy were upstaged by the men’s Vet crew of Jeremy Picton Turbervill, Graham Watling, Dave Sykes, Paul Brodholt and cox Geene Watling. Competing in open immediate coxed fours they proceeded to race against usually much younger crews and emerged victorious working through 3 rounds to beat a strong Stourport crew in the final. Also from the men’s squad, Chris Jones and Boris Darcy were successful in IM3 double sculls and Steve Randall and Phil Davies won in their open coxless pairs event.
For the Juniors Johan Lai continued his excellent form winning in J12 single sculls and teamed up with Joel Bullock to win J13 double sculls. Jess Crossman was successful in WJ12 singles and teamed up with Olivia Baynham Williams, Megan Jephcote and Alice Reynolds to win WJ12 coxed Quads. In J12 double sculls Nick Burden and George were successful as were Alice and Jess Boon in WJ11 double sculls. Ross then capped the success by winning the WJ12 double sculls with a crew consisting of Livi and Megan Jephcote.
Report from Ian Howell, Ross RC