Congratulations to Zena and Sybilla who won their Novice Double Sculls final on Sunday at Kingston Regatta.
The pot was rather hard fought, so gave some extra satisfaction. The ladies had to complete an emergency boat repair just as they were ready to boat and were assisted by Peter and Janet Simpson, along with Homer the dog.
In their first race they were cut up horribly by a crew who were weaving in a manic fashion, but they kept our course, upped the rating and beat them. In the final, the crew was in the outside lane – with all manner of craft bobbing around at speed – the swell was horrendous – meanwhile their opponents from Furnival were very big strong girls and had the inside calm lane by the bank. It was neck and neck, then half way down the course, they steered into the bank, so we legged it!