Cambridge Autumn Regatta


By Sarah Watson

City scullers had a successful Sunday at the Cambridge Autumn regatta where they took home 9 wins and 8 second places.

The junior dominated their events, some of them taking home two pots from the event that took place over 550 metres on the River Cam.

Emma Calver left with a pot in each hand after winning the Women’s J17 single easily against Loughborough boat club, then later on she joined forces with Erin Ansell-Crook, Sophie Bicknell, Emily Fitzjohn and cox Hannah Fitzjohn to win the Women’s junior coxed four by 4 lengths ahead of Cantabrigian Rowing Club.

Erin Ansell-Crook and Sophie Bicknell also won the Women’s J17 doubles after crossing the line just 3/4 length ahead of club mates Wiktoria Szubzda and Lottie Tasker in a City vs City final.

Harry Evison-Williams, Huw Ballard, Oliver Barber and James Goodchild won the J16 coxless by just a boat canvas against Huntingdon Rowing club.

Tamzin Jones, Ilektra Apostolidou, Lucy Smith and Suzi Warwick won the Women’s coxless quad by 1/2 length against Globe Rowing club.

Nick Bosma and James Garfield did well to win the J17 doubles event, after beating Cantabrigian easily in their heat, then they won their semi-final by just 2 feet against Huntingdon Rowing club, then they won their final by 1 length against Sudbury rowing club.

Anouk Bosma and Emma Dennis won the Womens J15 doubles by 2 lengths ahead of Catabrigian rowing club.

Eric Holt won the Masters H/I singles event against Oundle town rowing club with the verdict of ‘easily’.

Crews that just missed out on a win and finished in second position were Marcus Harrison, David Wells, Iain Cameron, David Gray, David Elks, Steve Akerman, Barry McCann, Kenny Low and cox Hannah Fitzjohn (Masters D eight); Tom Calver, Nick Bosma, Bert Papworth and James Garfield (Open coxed fours); Bianca Manganiello and Sarah Watson (Women’s coxless pairs); Huw Ballard and Oliver Barber (J16 double); Tom Calver (Open Band 1 singles); Oliver Barber (J16 Band 1 singles); Harry Evison Williams and James Goodchild (J16 band 2 doubles)