Cambridge Autumn Regatta

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By Emilia Bramwell 

Peterborough crews dominated the Cambridge Autumn Regatta with a total of 19 wins as they raced down 550m on the river Cam on Sunday.  

The juniors dominated their races as many left with two pots in hand. Emma Calver alongside Erin Ansell-Crook both gained two pots after an impressive win in the women’s eight and the women’s J18 double where they beat Globe RC by 1 ½ lengths.  

William Tee smashed his J16 single beating Rob Roy by 2 ½ lengths and then later went on to join James Goodchild, Matthew Baker and Ewan Stanley as stroke in their J17 quad where they went on to win a dramatic final against Globe RC. 

Alice Dovey and Lottie Tasker both also won in the women’s eight and then went on to gain their second pots, with Lottie joining forces with Nell Papworth to win a close final against Globe RC in the women’s double where they won by ¾ of a length. Alice Dovey went on to win her second pot in the women’s J18 singles in a dramatic City vs City final against teammate Wiktoria Szubzda. 

Finally, Emma Dennis went head to head in another City vs City final in the women’s J16 singles, winning against teammate Anouk Bosma. Anouk and Emma later joined forces to smash the women’s J16 doubles where they beat Globe RC by a grand 4 lengths. 

Joining the Juniors, Senior, Josh Seagrave also left Sunday with two pots in hand after joining Claire Widdowson, Keely Watson and Dean Gosling in the Mixed four to beat fellow junior City crew by 1 length. Seagrave later joined Chris Elder to win in the Open band 2 pair. 

Peterborough City also had a large number of rowers bring home one pot from Sunday in the large variety of exciting races. These included: Sophie Bicknell, Emily Fitzjohn, Kaia Campo, Wiktoria Szubzda and coxswain James Barber in the women’s eight. Claire Widdowson, Keely Watson and Dean Gosling in the Mixed four. James Goodchild, Matthew Baker and Ewan Stanley in the J17 quad. Roland Christopher, Billy Hynes, George Dennis, Leo Esposito and coxswain Jack Bosma in their J15 quad. Nell Papworth in the womens double. Linda Dennis and Kate Read in the Women’s masters band C double. Chris Elder in the Open band 2 pair. Oliver Barber and Sergio Read Moreira Lima in their J17 double. Anouk Bosma in the Women’s J16 double. Olivia Agyapong and Esme Gilbert in their Women’s J17 double. Anita Carter and Joan Heath in their Women’s masters band F double. Doug Barber and Pete Orme in their Masters band H double. Hannah Fitzjohn in her Women’s J14 single. Jasmin Chesher in her Women’s J15 single and finally Emilia Bramwell in her Women’s J17 single.