A dozen Peterborough crews raced on the River Stour on the 4th of August 2018 at Sudbury International Regatta. Those crews did exceedingly well, taking away four wins and four second places.
The Women’s coxed four of Hayley Shipton, Emma Richardson, Gemma Singleton, Lucille Middleton and Ericha Knowles-Pardoe (cox) won in the Band 1 event, beating Lea rowing club in their semi-final easily, then Cambridge 99 rowing club by three lengths in the final.
The other oarsome foursome of the day was the Women’s Masters D four of Hayley Marsters, Jo Canton, Gail Parker, Tina Allen and cox Ericha Knowles-Pardoe. They won their final against Sudbury rowing club by two lengths.
There was a scratch crew victory by Benjamin Mackenzie in his composite J18 double with Byron Bullen from Sudbury. They won by an impressive margin of four lengths against Maidstone Invicta. Mackenzie also raced Bullen in the Open J17 single sculls however unfortunately lost his lead when he hit the bank in the last 100 metres.
In the Open coxless quad, Damen Sanderson (RAF), George Bushell, Mike King and Chris Elder had a close final against Sudbury rowing club, however claimed the title after they crossed the line 1 1/2 lengths ahead.
Sanderson, Bushell, King and Elder also joined Connor Mumford, Dan Heard, Paul Glover and George Wilson to come second in the Open coxed eights and then joined Hayley Shipton, Gemma Singleton, Emma Richardson, Lucille Middleton and cox Ericha Knowles-Pardoe to come second in the Mixed coxed eights just by 1/4 of a length.
The remaining second place was won by Sarah Sheldrick, Kate Read, Helen Griffiths and Jeni Barnacle in the Women’s Masters B coxless quads.