City scullers took home a superb 7 wins and 7 second places on Saturday, where they competed over the Bendy course of the River Stour at the Sudbury International Regatta.
Gemma Singleton, Kate Read, Helen Griffiths, Alice Mason, Tina Allen, Clem Hambley, Ilektra Apostolidou, Sarah Sheldrick and super sub Natasha from Sudbury (cox) sprinted to victory in the Masters B eight, crossing the line just 2 feet ahead of Lea rowing club in a nail-biting final. As they were in an eight they competed over the shorter 350 metre course, each winning a Sudbury International Regatta Hip Flask.
Over the longer 650 metre course, despite the tricky bend, Valentina Futoryanova and Bridget Snaith from Lea rowing club won the Women’s Band 1 doubles easily against a Lea crew with a time of 2:36
Joan Heath and Anita Carter won the Women’s Masters E double, crossing the line 1 and a Half lengths ahead of Broadland Boat club.
There was success for siblings Connor Ribbons and Finlay Ribbons where they beat Maidsone Invicta rowing club by an impressive 3 lengths in the J17 double event.
Benjamin Mackenzie joined forces with Sudbury rowers Byron Bullen, Martha Bullen and Amelia Moule to win the mixed coxless quad against Norwich by 4 lengths. They achieved an impressive time of 02:07 which beat the course record for even the Open coxless quads.
Another oarsome foursome was the Band 1 coxless quad of Jack Collins, Mike King, Connor Mumford and George Wilson who won by 2 lengths against Maidstone Invicta rowing club.
Mumford and King also had victory in the Open band 1 double sculls, leaving with a pot in each hand.
Second places came from Gemma Singleton, Sarah Smith, Illektra Apostolidou and Sarah Watson in the Women’s Band 1 coxless quad; Hayley Marsters, Liz Pulford, Angela Holohan, Sally Horrocks, Sarah Smith, Gail Parker, Anita Carter, Carole Hook and cox Kate Wallace in the Peterbrorough/Lea Masters composite C eight; Carole Hook in the Women’s Masters B/C single; Debbie Hunt-pain, Andy Merchant, Debbie Downes, Anne Grange and cox Illektra Apostolidou in the Women’s novice coxed quad, Benjamin Mackenzie and Byron Bullen (Sudbury) in the Open band 1 doubles; Carole Hook and Sarah Smith in the women’s Masters B doubles and Tina Allen, Becks Konijenberg, Kate Read and Helen Griffiths in the Women’s Band 2 coxless quads.