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Final time trial sees good results for Shanklin!

Shanklin crews competed in the final time trial organised by the IOW Rowing Forum and some sparkling performances lit up a damp and grey Saturday evening. Run over a 1500m course on the River Medina, rowers aged from 12 to 75 posted their fastest times of the series. Out of our crews participating several made significant improvements on their first trial in May over the same course.

J14 2X Louis and Carter 1 min 50 seconds quicker Junior ladies 4+ 1 min 8 secs quicker J15 2x Alannah and Esme 33 seconds quicker Masters 2x Kev and Gary 29 seconds quicker.

On the evening the fastest time of the day went to Ryde sculler Joel Smith who set the pace with a time of 6min 16 sec. He was closely followed in Division 2 by Newport’s Toby Batchelor with 6 min 18 sec.The best women’s performances went to Shanklin Junior Ladies 4 (Roxy Browne, Yas Wright, Kayleigh Batchelor Sophie Atkin) in Div 1, with a time of 6 min 40 sec, and in Div 2 Shanklin double sculls of Lottie Tapsell and Rachel Debenham with 6 min 46 sec.

Well done to all our crews taking part, for many their first taste of competition against other clubs.

The J15 boys quad, J16 girls quad and the Junior Ladies four will go to Swanage this weekend for the first Hants and Dorset Regatta since 2019!

Fingers crossed that this will still be allowed to continue, and the weather will be kind. There are many restrictions in place to ensure the regatta is Covid secure, but nevertheless, clubs welcome the return to competition.

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