Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club sponsored this year by Advanced Automotive, saw oarsman Joe Evans-Murray gain another Hants & Dorset ARA Championship point on Saturday 25th July at the Poole Town Regatta when he won the Mens Junior Sculls Final rowed over a 2000 metre course with buoy turns at the half distance point . It was a close race and Joe rowed confidently to beat a Coalporters competitor who finished 2nd a length behind him followed by Newport sculler Joe Fuccio who took 3rd.
Another win for the Club came when Matt Miselbach and Alex Robertson rowed a superb race from start to finish in the Double Sculls Final and won convincingly by four lengths over second placed BTC and Westover third.
Alex also rowed in the Mens Senior Sculls Final with a good performance to take the 3rd Podium finish behind two Itchen Imperial Scullers, he later joined Joe Evans-Murray in the Mens Senior Pairs Final where the two oarsman had really competitive race in an eight boat contest but they were unable to take a podium finish.
The Mens Junior Four crew of Jamie Gamble, Liam Nigh, Henry Gove, Henry Mudge and cox Anja Bennett rowed well in the qualifying heats but were unable to secure a place in the Finals.
Shanklin Ladies Junior Four "A" crew of Juliette Wrixon, Amber De Landro, Rebecca Nigh, Sophie Swallow and cox Anja Bennett rowed extremely well in their qualifying heat staying in touch with an excellent buoy turn at the half distance 1000 metre point to challenge the competing crews for one of the three qualifying places in the Finals, but on the finish line were just eased out into 4th place.
The Club will be competing this Saturday 1st August in the Lymington Regatta being held at Milford.