Rowing: Promotion for Bournemouth girls
On Saturday July 1, Bournemouth Rowing Club travelled back to Southampton to compete in the Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association’s sixth regatta of the season, hosted by Coalporters Amateur Rowing Club.
After winning in their J16 category and coming second at Novice the week previously, Bournemouth’s squad of junior girls – made up of students from Avenbourne Trust – would be spread across two crews competing against adults in the Novice category.
With both crews progressing through their heats, it was Bournemouth’s A crew that made it to the final and faced crews from the host club and Itchen Imperial. Honey Martyn-Dewstow, Lydia Hardy, Judie Mayne and Isabel Gear, coxed by Libby Perry, dominated the field and rowed to a comfortable victory. The win secured an instant promotion for the girls, which will now see them competing at Junior status. However, Bournemouth’s J16 B crew are hot on their heels and will be looking for the same status-promoting win at their next regatta.
Bournemouth Rowing Club would like to congratulate the J16 girl’s squad and their coaches for their fantastic achievements.
With an expanding junior squad, Bournemouth Rowing Club are looking for any ex-rowers or coaches that would like to help them continue their great work, forging links with local schools and gaining success on the water. If you’re interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bournemouth Rowing Club is the oldest sporting club in Dorset, established in 1865.
The club is a member of the Hants and Dorset Coastal Rowing Association and we compete at the weekends in a number of races along the South coast between May and September each year. During the winter months we also attend a number of river head races to keep our rowing skills sharp and our fitness levels up. Our National Governing Body is British Rowing.
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