Following a strong start to the year, this Saturday’s Remenham Challenge will see all Vesta squads first test of the year in eights, including debuts in the Crimson and Black for a number of our Novice’s.
In total Vesta have 10 crews entered for the race from Chiswick Pier to the Vesta flagpole, showing the depth of the club at all levels at the moment. The 55 boat race has been expanded beyond the founding members this year, to also include Wadham College Boat Club, who have ably provided the bar staff for Remenham at Henley Royal Regatta for a number of years. A well-earned and overdue inclusion I am sure you agree.
The Senior Women’s and Men’s squads will be looking to build on promising Fours Head results with each having two eights entered. Competition for places is fierce in both squads at the moment, and they will be looking to set down a marker for the rest of the season.
The Novice/Development squads also have two eights entered each, offering the first taste of competitive action for a number of squad members. With a number of members racing that had not stepped in a boat before September, progress has been swift and the race will offer an valuable and (hopefully) enjoyable experience. No doubt the first boats will also be looking to be competitive against strong opposition provided by our nearest neighbours.
We will also see some familiar faces back in a boat with the “young” vets in action. With undoubted pedigree, no doubt they will be looking for an exceptional start, whether fitness will allow this to be maintained remains to be seen…
At the more experienced end of the scale, we also have a composite entered into Masters (F) with Thames Rowing Club.
|10 – Novice (Intermediate) Men||bow||Christopher Cauchi|
|51 – Novice Men||bow||Christopher Ruddick|
|52 – Novice Women||bow||Helen Mallaby|
|54 – Novice Women||bow||Megan Daly|
|22 – Masters B||bow||Ali Campbell|
|cox||Helen Arbutnot (Cox)|
|36 – Senior Women||bow||Kirsty McGregor-Ritchie|
|42 – Senior Women||bow||Rosie Klymow|
|14 – Senior Men||bow||Joseph Casey|
|20 – Senior Men||bow||Robert Alexander|