Nottingham Regatta and the National Schools Regatta

Nottingham Regatta and the National Schools Regatta
Harry Moule at Eton Dorney.

Crews from Sudbury Rowing Club travelled to the National Watersports Centre to compete at the Nottingham Regatta.

On Saturday the crews raced over a 2000m multi-lane course. Byron Bullen and Harry Moule raced in the Championship double sculls and had a spectacular race in the final when they came back from a length down to within 0.2 of a second from victory – a cracking race from the Sudbury crew.

Martha Bullen and Amelia Moule raced in the women's double sculls category and had to come in the top two to gain a place in the final. They had a good race finishing second. The final was a tough race against some excellent opposition and they had to battle hard to finish third.

On the Sunday, the Masters crews competed over 1000m. Tim Wallace was the only winner of the day in the men's Masters B single scull event. Wallace also had a second place with Lydia Brown in the mixed masters B double sculls event. Also competing were Matt Savage and Olivier Lourme in their debut regatta, Teresa Moriarty, Tracy Muir, Jeremy Milbank and Sean Moriarty used the event as practice for the Masters National Championships in June.

Emily Norfolk, Jess Wilby and Harry Moule.
Emily Norfolk, Jess Wilby and Harry Moule.

The next event was the National Schools Regatta at Eton Dorney, the olympic venue, where some outstanding junior crews from all over the country competed. The time trials were raced over 1900m and first to race for Sudbury was the women's Championship Junior 18 double sculls of Jess Wilby and Emily Norfolk in their first 2k multi lane race. With only 12 proceeding through to the 2k finals, unfortunately the Sudbury crew didn’t qualify but did gain some valuable race experience.

Harry Moule raced up a year and competed in the very competitive boys Junior 18 Championship single sculls event – 40 scullers overall and finished twenty-third in the time trial taking him into the C Final. Harry had a strong and determined race and finished in sixth place, which places him twenty-second over all.

The next event will be the Metropolitan Regatta, also at Eton Dorney.

Susie Moule