Wins for Shanklin at IOW Regattas
Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club didn’t have far to travel for their next event, which was held at Appley Beach in Ryde, for Ryde rowing club’s annual Regatta. It was a day of success for the club, collecting 3 wins. First to take to the water was the Ladies Novice Four of Yasmin Wright, Lottie Tapsell, Mia Phelan, Sophie Atkin and Emily Faithfull (cox), and they had a good row to fend off a strong Poole crew and gain the win, and their long-awaited promotion from Novice Status. Next up was the Men’s Novice Four of Thomas Ashley, Kev Faithfull, Owen Denness, Andrew Tapsell and Emily Faithfull (cox). A recently established crew, the boys rowed well to come 7th in a strong field. After comfortably winning their heat, the Men’s Junior Four of George Glenister, Jamie Gamble, Riley Horrix, Ethan Walters and Emily Faithfull (cox) went on to storm the final, winning the event and are now subsequently leading by two points in the championship at this early stage in the season. The four boys then split into pairs for one of the last races of the day - the Men’s Junior Pairs. After a tight race, the pair of Ethan Walters and Riley Horrix were victorious, as Jamie Gamble and George Glenister finished 3rd after a battle with both the other Shanklin crew and a fast crew from Itchen Imperial.
Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club hosted their annual regatta on Sunday, and not only was it a well run and coordinated event, but it brought success for the host club yet again! Shanklin flooded the market in the Junior events, with Kayleigh Batchelor, Rachael Debenham and Yasmin Wright placing 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively in the J16 Girls Single Sculls event. In the Boys J16 Single Scull event, Owen Denness finished a respectable 6th place, and then teamed up with Thomas Ashley, Sam Murray, Lottie Tapsell and Yasmin Wright (cox), to finish 2nd in the Boys J16 Quad event. The J16 Girls Quad of Roxy Browne, Rachael Debenham, Kayleigh Batchelor, Yasmin Wright and Emily Faithfull (cox) picked up 1st, whilst the Mixed J14 Quad of Theo Phelan, Arlo Adds, Ben Smith, Scarlett Phelan and Lesley Walters (cox) had a good row, getting invaluable experience under their belt.
The newly promoted Ladies Junior Four of Yasmin Wright, Lottie Tapsell, Mia Phelan, Sophie Atkin and Emily Faithfull (cox) finished 4th in their first race in their new status, whilst the Novice Ladies Crew of Scarlett Phelan, Zoe Bushby, Kayleigh Batchelor, Rachael Debenham and Emily Faithfull (cox) finished a remarkable 2nd considering the length of time spent together as a crew. The Men’s Novice Four of Andrew Tapsell, Kev Faithfull, Thomas Ashley, Owen Denness and Emily Faithfull (cox) were yet again involved in a straight final, and finished 6th. The Men’s Junior Four of George Glenister, Jamie Gamble, Riley Horrix, Ethan Walters and Emily Faithfull (cox) replicated their good form from the previous two regattas. After finishing 2nd in their heat behind Christchurch, the boys smashed the Final, winning the race and picking up a point to go 3-0 up in the championship. Shanklin’s final win came from the Ladies Novice Sculler Emily Faithfull, who won her event in some style to push herself closer to promotion to Junior status.