Shoreham Rowing Club take impressive 11 wins at home regatta

An outstanding performance from crews at all levels saw the home club take home an impressive 11 wins at Shoreham Regatta on Saturday (28th May), as well as the Grand Aggregate trophy, awarded for points accrued from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes.

Once again, Shoreham’s ladies crews were on top form, with wins coming from the ladies under-16 quad sculls, ladies junior fours, ladies junior pairs, ladies senior fours, ladies senior pairs and an impressive 1-2 in the ladies double sculls. Mostly unbeaten in the first five regattas of the thirteen this season, Shoreham’s women’s crews are looking extremely strong and are favourites to take home each of the women’s championships.

The club’s men’s squads also performed exceptionally well with the men’s junior four of James Tilley, Cian Kennedy, Max Huxtable and James Mouland pushing ahead of Deal to claim another win and tie their race for the championship at 2 all.  Huxtable and Mouland also secured a comfortable win in the men’s junior pairs before Mouland then took his second win of the season in the men’s novice scull.

The regatta also saw Shoreham’s Novice Men’s four of Alex Apps, Alfie Scott, Matt Randall and Eamonn Wilkinson coxed by Max Huxtable win their first ever race in a close contest with a crew from Dover. The young four rowed extremely well, maintaining their composure under pressure to take the win by half a length.

Shoreham’s Garry Saunders then finished off the day with a win in the Vet 40+ single sculls in the afternoon’s bumpy sea conditions.

Shoreham Rowing Club’s vice-captain Sarah Faith says “This was an outstanding performance at our home regatta and well deserved. Our winning crews have shown commitment to their training over the past months and it is great to see them now realising their potential.

“It is exciting to see the club rising to the top in coastal rowing in Kent and Sussex and we are excited to be in with a very real chance to take home the overall Coast Amateur Rowing Association Grand Aggregate at the end of the year.

“The regatta is only possible with the generous help of our volunteers and sponsors, including our main sponsor Shoreham Port, to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks.”

The day’s results saw Shoreham take home the regatta Ladies Aggregate, Junior Aggregate and Grand Aggregate trophies, and sees the club stretch its lead in the CARA Grand Aggregate, awarded to the club which wins the most races over the course of the 13-regatta season.

Results from the day can be seen below:

Event Distance 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Time
Men’s Novice Sculls Canvas Sm Bx Bx HB Dv De 9.24
Men’s Junior Sculls Easy Bx De Dv HB Dv De 8.15
Men’s Senior Sculls Bx De Sm HB Bx Dv
Ladies Double Sculls Easy Sm Sm HB Bx W Dv
Ladies Junior Pairs Easy Sm Bx De Bx De
Men’s Junior Pairs 2L Sm De De Bx HB Bx 8.38
Ladies Senior Pairs Easy Sm De Sm Sm Dv De 8.49
Men’s Senior Pairs Easy Bx F De Bx Bx HB 8.16
Ladies Novice Fours De HB Dv Sm W Sm
Ladies Junior Fours Easy Sm Bx Sm De HB 8.49
Ladies Senior Fours Sm De Sm W Bx 8.45
Men’s Novice Fours 1/2 L Sm Dv W Bx Sm E
Men’s Junior Fours 1 L Sm Bx De De Bx HB 7.38
Men’s J/S Fours De De HB Bx Bx De
Veteran 40+ Fours 2 L Bx Bx HB Sm De Sm 8.00
Veteran 50+ Fours Easy Bx HB Sm De
Men’s Senior Fours 1 L Bx De HB Bx De Sm 7.40