By Sarah Watson
Peterborough crews travelled to Libourne in France to compete over the 1000 metre course at the World Rowing Masters Regatta which took place over five days.
On day 1 of the event, Ian Palmer and Dave Smith both came away with a medal after winning the Masters B doubles event by 4 seconds ahead of a crew from the Netherlands in second position. They also came second on day 4 of the event in the Masters C doubles, just 2 seconds behind a German crew.
Kate Read joined forces with El Fahey (Tideway scullers school), Verena Meyer zu Westrup (Germany) and Patricia Antunes Laydner (Brazil) to finish second in the Womens Masters C coxless quad final on the third day of the event. Read also finished third in the Women’s Masters B singles event on day 4.
Chris Elder and Damen Sanderson finished fourth in the Masters A pairs event, just 3 second behind a Spanish crew in third.
Kate Read, Gemma Singleton, Keely Watson joined a German sculller Claudia Ciescholka to finish 5th in the Women’s Masters B coxless quads event. Singleton and Watson also did well to finish 5th in the Womens Masters A doubles event.
On day 5 of the event, Gemma Singleton and Keely Watson joined forces with Portugese rowers Orlando Lourenço and Miguel Lopes to finish third in the Mixed Masters B quad, just 6 seconds away from winning a medal.