Shanklin Juniors shine at Bournemouth Regatta
Congratulations to Junior rowers from Shanklin who competed at the final Hants & Dorset regatta of the 2018 season this weekend. Bournemouth Regatta ( held at Rockley Park in Poole) was held in ideal conditions with the hot sunny weather continuing for the whole day. Ethan Walters took first place in the J16 Boys Sculls, as did the J16 girls four of Emily Faithfull, Kayleigh Batchelor, Yaz Wright and Sophie Atkin, with Ethan coxing. The girls also competed in the J16 quad which they won with Rachael Debenham in the crew, and the boys J16 quad of Owen Denness, Tom Ashley, Sam Murray and Ethan Walters were second in their race. Sophie Atkin also made her debut in the J16 girls sculls and finished a very creditable second. Jamie Gamble easily won his heat in the Novice Mens sculls, but was outpowered by a very proficient Coalporters sculler and finished third in the final. The Junior crews are now looking forward to competing at the South Coast Championships at Deal in September.