Shanklin Sandown Rowing club enjoyed a successful end to the season at the South coast championships. The club had three crews in the junior event with the J14 boy’s crew of Owen Denness, Sam Evans-Murray, Riley Horrix, Ethan Walters and Daisy Faithfull finishing second, whilst the girls J16 A, of Kayleigh Batchelor, Sophie Atkin, Emily Faithfull, Yasmin Wright and Ethan Walters ( Cox) also finished in the runners up spot with the club’s B crew of Scarlett Phelan, Lottie Taps
In choppy conditions on Sunday afternoon the "Pier to Pier " row was held over an amended course but successfully completed by several crews from Shanklin and also Newport Rowing Club. With two divisions, incorporating doubles, pairs and fours the race was organised on a handicap basis and there was some very exciting racing and ultimately a close finish. After the times were calculated the winning crew was the J14 Boys quad, of Ethan Walters,Riley Horrix, Sam Murray and Ow
Good luck to all our oarsmen and women travelling to Deal next weekend for the 62nd South Coast Championships and 13th South Coast Junior Championships. All our crews have been training hard throughout August, and we have entries in the J14 Boys Quad, A & B crews in the J16 Girls Quad, Ladies Novice Open, and Mens Novice Open races. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for a calm day at Deal so that their hard work can hopefully come to fruition. Good Luck!