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.