Hale and Mallet secure the CARA Junior Pairs Championship at Worthing

Dover Rowing Club were in action in the heat at Worthing. Dover secured 3 CARA league wins at the largest regatta of the year which saw guests Ryde from Hants and Dorset also compete.
James Hale and Jasper Mallet competing in the Men’s Junior Pairs found themselves initially in a three way race off the line with the two Ryde pairs. Hale and Mallet laid down the power from 200m and quickly pulled away. Out of the turn the young crew were 18 strokes ahead of the Ryde. At the line Dover secured the win by several lengths. This victory secured the CARA Championship by 4 status wins.

Hale and Mallet were joined in the Men’s Junior Fours by Sebastian Steele and Finn Cockerell with cox Freya Emmerson. Dover’s second crew of Max Jerden, Brendon Ulyatt, Kevin Ulyatt, Matt Barnett was coxed by Felicity Ulyatt. Mark Weight was given dispensation to race for Deal. Emmerson’s crew found themselves again in a battle with Ryde. Pushing hard the young crew found themselves in second at the turn. Emmerson’s crew were unable to catch Ryde at the line, but secured the CARA league win. Weight’s crew secured fifth and Ulyatt’s crew, who were neck and neck with Weight’s crew, finished sixth.
J14 boys quad sculls crew of Josh Grassby, Ben Fagg, Bo Corby, Beau Everington-Nee coxed by Barnett raced over the 1 km course. The school boys ground out a lead over the first 300m and set a good pace to secure the win. The crew have been undefeated in their J14 races this year.

Mallet got a good start in the Novice Sculls and was racing with the top group of scullers. At the turn he was locked in the race for third but was unable to pass his opponent coming home in fourth.
In the Junior Sculls Tom Stothart and Chris Hall raced each other. Stothart got the better start moving into third, Stothart would drop to fourth after the turn, a place he would hold at the finish. Hall would finish sixth overall. Hall and Stothart would combine in the Men’s Senior Pairs where they would secure fifth place.
Men’s Junior Senior Fours saw two crews complete Ben Gomm, Jon Cook, Hall, Stothart coxed by Emmerson racing against K Ulyatt, Weight, Matt McArdle, Barnett cox F Ulyatt. There was a blanket start with 5 crews including Emmerson’s in the mix. Approaching the turn Emmerson’s crew were pressured off their buoy and were forced to change course, dropping the down to fifth a position they could not improve by the finish. Ulyatt’s crew finished sixth.

Ladies Junior Fours featuring Emmeline McArdle, Marie Cockerell, Emmerson, Maria West-Burrows coxed by Hale. With some fast starting teams Dover’s crew found themselves in fifth place by the turn, the position they maintained to the line.
In Ladies Novice Fours Dover had two crews Emma Mansel, M Cockerell, Heather Corby, E MacArdle coxed by F Ulyatt and Emma Sawkins, Emily Harvey, Holly Hannington, Canelle Ulyatt coxed by Emmerson. F Ulyatt’s crew got the better start finding themselves with the leading crews initially. At the turn Ulyatt’s crew were holding fifth the postion they would hold at the finish. Emmerson’s crew would finish tenth.

Men’s Novice Fours Max Jerden, M McArdle, K Ulyatt, B Ulyatt coxed by Emmerson. Weight would again row with a Deal crew. Weight’s crew got the better start and were competing for the lead, They would finish third. Emmerson’s crew found themselves picking their way through the field, and would move up to fifth at the finish.
Master 40+ crew of West-Burrows, Cook, K Ulyatt, Barnett coxed by F Ulyatt would work hard for sixth place.

Rowers remember Finnis and Took

Organised by Andy Bryant, a small group of long-standing friends of the club recently donated funds to have the ‘Finnis and Took’ memorial refurbished   Before and after photos show the brilliant transformation. Local stonemason and member Neil Scrivener (Kent Stonemason) and repaired and cleaned the headstone and Andy repaired and painted the iron railings.  In the spring bulbs will be planted to finish the transformation

The original story can be found here.


Mallet nails three wins at Herne Bay Regatta

Jasper Mallet took three wins as Dover Rowing Club competed in the Herne Bay Regatta helping with his crew mates to secure the Junior Aggregate and second place in the overall Aggregate to the hosts. Mallet’s first win was with team mates Sebastian Steele, Finn Cockerell, James Hale coxed by Freya Emmerson in the Junior Men’s Fours. Having already secured the CARA title the crew got a great start and established a good lead. At the line they had a comfortable win by several lengths. Mallet would face Sam Pile in the Men’s Novice Sculls which saw both scullers push ahead of the field with Mallet having the edge. On the run home Pile pushed hard but could not significantly close the gap as Mallet secured his first sculls win by a couple of lengths. In the Men’s Junior Pairs Mallet and Hale faced Steele and Sam Pile. Mallet / Hale got the better off the start and new pairing Steele and Pile went into pursuit mode. Mallet / Hale led through the turn and headed home a few lengths ahead of Steele and Pile who secured an excellent second.

The Veteran 50+ race saw Dover’s Nick Bailey and Jo Woods competing with rowers from Bexhill and Folkestone. After a slower start the composite crew worked their way through the field to turn in second and moved steadily ahead to confirm the runner up stop.

The Ladies Senior Four saw Woods, Ruby Cockerell, Rachel Bailey, Charlotte Cox coxed by N Bailey get off to a great start leading through the first few hundred metres. At the turn Dover were lying third and would hold this position to the line. In Ladies Senior Pairs R Bailey and Cox would again have a great start and initially held the lead. In the charge to the buoy Dover’s crew would drop to third. On the run home the crew was unable to catch the lead taking third at the line.
The Men’s Junior Senior Four saw two crews Ben Gomm, Chris Hall, Steve Woods, Tom Stothart coxed by Emmerson. S Woods had been a late replacement and was having his first race for several years. Dover’s second crew had Steele, F Cockerell, Max Jerden, Pile coxed by Felicity Ulyatt. Emmerson drove her crew into the lead and were leading out of the turn with Ulyatt’s crew initially in second before dropping to fourth by the turn. Emmerson’s crew found themselves in a battle with two home crews, gradually both Herne Bay crews were able to overhold Dover’s crew in a tight finish. Ulyatt’s crew would come home in fourth.

F Ulyatt coxed the Ladies Junior crew of Marie Cockerell, Emily Harvey, Emmerson, Maria West-Burrows which set off in the middle of the field and would need to chase down the leaders. Coming out of the turn, Ulyatt steered the crew into third as they pursued the leaders to the line, but were unable to improve their position.
Stothart and Hall competed in the Junior Men’s Sculls. Stothart got the better start moving into a tight battle for second. Coming out of the turn it was Stothart in third and Hall in sixth. Neither sculler could change their positions at the line. Stothart and Hall combined in the Men’s Junior Pairs where they had a good start moving into second, they would battle the crews in the fast water. They were in fourth at the turn and found themselves unable to close down third place before the line.

Dover Novices Ladies crews M Cockerell, Sophie Jerden, Holly Hannington, Nikki Leggatt coxed by Emmerson were racing Cannelle Ulyatt, Harvey, Emma Sawkins, Emmeline McArdle coxed by F Ulyatt. Neither crew had a great start and it would be a case of running through the field to get points. Emmerson’s crew successfully advanced through the field to take third as they started on their return leg with F Ulyatt’s crew up to sixth, the positions they would hold at the finish.
Veteran 40+ would Kevin Ulyatt, M Cockerell, West-Burrows, , McArdle coxed by Emmerson would come home in fourth. M Jerden, Brendon Ulyatt, K Ulyatt, Jason Cunningham coxed by Emmerson would come over the line in fifth with a composite crew featuring Pile in Sixth.

DRC would like to thank club members Chris Wong, Laine and Damion Napier at their band the Ratzkins for their fund-raising concert at the Marina Curve on Sunday