Men and women win in Peterborough
A contingent of both men and women spent the weekend at Peterborough’s Summer Regatta and both squads brought home silverware from Sunday’s sprint regatta. The weekend must have seen one of the biggest entries of singles from the club with singles squeezed into virtually every slot on the trailer.
Saturday was a day of seconds; the women’s quad of Julie, Anna, Lucie and Maria came second in W.IM3.4x-, having won their heat, while the women’s Nov.4+ also came second in their heat, before coming fourth in the final. Captain John also finished in second in a large Nov.1x event, having won his heat and finished second in the semi-final. Several of the sculling contingent were racing in the class for the first time and Rosabella made it a race to remember; only 100m in her feet came out of the shoes, and for the next 600m she sculled feet-out but couldn’t quite make it to the 1000m finish line, opting instead for a refreshing swim in Peterborough’s four lane rowing lake.
Saturday’s racing was followed by the now traditional PTRC BBQ on the camp-site as spirits remained high late into the night. Sunday started similarly to Saturday, with the women’s quad winning their heat, with John and also Coach Emily winning their heats in novice and W.IM3 singles respectively.
The first silverware of the day came from Jock and Sam in a straight IM2.2- final with a victory of over one length. This was followed almost immediately by the women’s quad going one better than yesterday to win W.IM3.4x-, again with a margin over one length. Later in the afternoon John finished second in his singles final by a tight margin, shortly after Emily had won the W.IM3.1x event to wrap up the Town’s third win of a successful weekend. C’mon the Town!