World Rowing Masters Regatta


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.