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Swanage Success!

Shanklin Sandown Rowing club’s fine start to the Hants & Dorset season continued when the club travelled to Swanage last weekend.

The Junior Ladies’ pair of Kayleigh Batchelor and Yasmin Wright secured a third consecutive win with a comfortable victory over their closest rivals, with Batchelor also taking the top spot in the Ladies senior sculls race, again by a comfortable margin.

Emily Faithfull finished second in the Ladies Junior sculls, whilst Yasmin Wright also took the runners up spot in the Ladies Novice sculls.

The Girl’s J16 quad of Alannah Denness, Layla Katirewa, Beth Katirewa, Esme Walters & Emily Faithfull (cox) continued their fine form to take their third successive victory, running out winners by three lengths and the Boy’s J16 quad of Arlo Adds, Fred Giemza-Pipe, Carter Horrix, Louis Sheasby & Jane Denby-Roach(cox) kept up their unbeaten record for the season, winning by a similar margin.

The club were able to boat two novice Ladies crews who worked hard to secure places in the final with both crews finishing outside the podium spots, whilst the men’s Junior four, competing at this level for the first time, finished fourth in their heat, just missing out on a place in the final.