Saturday 3rd November saw a record number of Vesta crews racing the Fours Head, with results showing exceptional strength in depth following a strong start to the season. Credit is due to all crews racing, with the majority finishing in the top half of their category, with many rowers completing their first Fours Head.
The standout result was the Women’s Coxed Four – VRC (G) – coming in second place in the highest Championship category. The crew of Sarah Thompson (bow), Louisa Emkes, Vesta debutant Amber Mayall and Robyn McGregor-Ritchie, coxed by Kate Keough finished in 22.27.5, as the third fastest women’s club coxed four overall.
There was also a strong result for the VRC (N) Men’s coxed four, with a 4th place finish in the Challenge Coxed Fours. The crew, resorting to a bucket at a very early stage of the season, of Adrian Turner (bow), Wojciech Markowski, Graham Hunter and James King, coxed by Robert Hamilton, finished in 21.14.9, also making them the fastest Vesta crew of the day.
The aforementioned strength in depth was epitomised by the Women’s Challenge Quads, where VRC (F) of Kirsty McGregor-Ritchie, Cameo Choquer, Carmella Brown and Kate Austin narrowly edged out the VRC (E) crew of Harriet Lowe, Shelley Rowlatt, Clare Wood and Alba Pellaroque by 6 seconds, with the crews finishing 4th and 6th respectively out of the division of 21 crews.
Sunday 4th November also saw three Vesta crews and a number of Vesta members in composites competing in the Vets Fours Head.
The full results are available here.