Junior Senior Men take the win at Shoreham Regatta

Tough conditions met a smaller Dover squad at Shoreham regatta, leading to damage to one sculling boat.

In the Men’s Junior / Senior race Cameron Mackintosh, Will Coleman, Jasper Mallet, Sebastian Steele coxed by Freya Emmerson took on the conditions. A strong start saw the crew gain the advantage from the line. Working well together, the crew executed a good turn coming out a couple of lengths ahead of their pursuers. At the line Dover took the win with 3 lengths.

In the Veteran 40 race Kevin Ulyatt, Jon Cook, Maria West-Burrows, Nikki Leggatt were coxed by Felicity Ulyatt. The race quickly turned into a two horse race with Eastbourne leading out of the turn. Despite pushing on the return leg Dover came home in second.

The Senior Men’s 4 had Jon Cook, Coleman, Mackintosh, Mallet coxed by Emmerson take on the top flight men’s crews. With a Deal crew fastest off the line Dover were fighting with the second Deal crew. The two crews duelled it out over the outward leg and through the turns. Despite pushing hard Dover’s crew came home in 3rd.

The J14 race featured Henry Cox, Henry Fraser (Worthing RC), Ella Cook, Sara Scrivens coxed by Maria West-Burrows. The young crew, which had Ella Cook in her first race, did well off the line and were racing hard down the 1km course in a tight race. They were holding 3rd in the last 250m before a problem at the line dropped them to 4th.

In the Junior Ladies 4 Dover had Emmerson, Leggatt, Holly Hannington, Emily Harvey coxed by Coleman competing. The crew found the conditions tough going and, by the turn they were fighting for points. As the finish line approached, they fell back to 6th.

Novice Ladies 4 were represented by T Cornell (Eastbourne) , Lee-Ann Finnis, Izzy Balwin, Cannelle Ulyatt coxed by Tony Burrows. The composite crew took a few moments to get into their groove. Coming through the turn they were in 6th place, a position they held through to the finish line.

Mike Simmons, Brendon Ulyatt, Kevin Ulyatt, Duncan Taylor coxed by Tony Burrows raced in the Novice Men’s 4. In one of the biggest fields of the day the crew found themselves fighting for points. In contention at the turn the Novices were unable to close down the crews in front coming home in 7th.

Neither Mallet or Mackintosh where able to compete in their sculls races to damaged to their boat.

Winning start to the CARA season for the J16 Men and progression for Mallet from Novice Sculls.

Dover Rowing Club had a winning start to the CARA season at Bexhill’s Regatta. In the Under 16 Quad race Josh Grassby, Bo Corby, Ben Fagg, Beau Everington-Nee coxed by Sara Scrivens got a great start in the straight one kilometre race, pulling out a length lead by 500m. Heading into the last 200m the young crew came under pressure from Bexhill’s crew but, with Scrivens driving them on, the crew held their lead to the finish.
Scrivens worked hard during the Regatta supporting Dover and several non-Dover crews with coxing.
Scrivens rowed with Henry Cox, Artie Everington-Nee and Worthing’s Henry Fraser coxed by Maria West-Burrows where the young crew took second in J14. There was a third place for Scrivens in a composite crew in the J16 Ladies race.

Jasper Mallet started powerfully in the Novice Men’s Sculls. Leading the whole race Mallet calmly handled a late charge from a Shoreham Sculler, and secured progression to Junior level with this his second Novice win. Cameron Mackintosh came home in fifth.

Mackintosh and Mallet raced were joined in the Junior Senior 4’s by James Hale, Will Coleman coxed by Freya Emmerson. Dover’s crew got a good start and were initially vying for the lead. By the turns they were second with two crews within two lengths. The pursuing crews closed down Dover in the last quarter of the race before Dover dug in and lengthened their lead to take second. The same crew raced in the Men’s Senior 4 coming home in fourth.

In the Junior Ladies 4’s Emmerson, Nikki Leggatt, Holly Hannington, Emily Harvey coxed by Jason Cunningham raced in a very competitive division. Dover’s crew got a strong start and found themselves fighting for second running to the turn. Coming out of the turn in third they tried to claw back the second placed boat but ran out of water at the line.

In the Master 50+ Amanda Punton, Kaz Morrison, Maria West-Burrows, Duncan Taylor coxed by Emmerson got a little caught at the start and found themselves chasing the field. Through the turn they gradually closed moved up to take fourth at the line.

In the Novice Ladies Four saw two Dover crews, Punton, Morrison, Izzy Balwin, Lee-Anne Finnis coxed by Emmerson raced Lily Stafford-Edwards, Leggatt, Hannington, Harvey coxed by Cunningham. The better start was made by the Cunningham coxed crew with Emmerson’s catvhing a little in the chaotic start in the large field. Cunningham guided his crew to fifth with Emmerson working up from twelfth up to eighth place.

In the open mixed fours Emmerson, Cunningham, Balwin, Coleman coxed by Mallet raced Stafford-Edwards, Brendon Ulyatt, West-Burrows, Mackintosh coxed by Hale. Hale’s crew had the better race coming home sixth with Mallet’s coming home in ninth.

Outside lanes impacted the Senior Men’s Pairs and Men’s Double Sculls with Hale and Mallet taking seventh in both races. Coleman and Mackintosh finished eighth and tenth.

Dover take wins in Novice Sculls and Masters 40+ at Viking Shield

Fresh from completing the fastest combined time for the virtual round the world race ahead of Folkestone and Worthing, Dover were back on the water at the Viking Shield at Herne Bay.
It was a winning start for Jasper Mallet who comfortably won the Novice Sculls race where he led the field from the start.

The Masters 40+ race saw a composite crew with Nick Bailey and Jon Cook and Jason Cunningham coxing racing Amanda Punton, Canelle Ulyatt, Maria West Burrows, Matt Burnett coxed by Sara Scrivens. The composite crew lead out of the turn by a length and were able to hold off a spirited effort from the Scrivens’ coxed crew to secure the win, with the other Dover crew second. West-Burrows had gutted out the race after taking a hard hit to the face during the turn from a rival crew’s blade (oar).

The Junior Ladies 4 saw Freya Emmerson, Nikki Leggatt, Holly Hannington, Emily Harvey coxed by Cunningham compete against Emmeline McArdle, Saffron Walmsley-Preece, West-Burrows, Ella Day coxed by Tony Burrows. Entering the turns Dover were one two when the Burrows boat rudder cable snapped, leaving Burrows draped over the stern and moving the rudder by hand for the rest of the race. Shoreham took the opportunity to row through, leaving Burrows and Cunningham crews to battle for second. Burrows crew held on to second at the line with the second Dover crew only a few metres behind. Burrows would be awarded coxswain of the day for his efforts.
In the Junior events the Men’s U16 Quad Sculls saw Josh Grassby, Ben Fagg, Bo Corby, Beau Everington-Nee coxed by Matt Barnett racing the younger crew of Henry Cox, Sonny Hart, Tom Gold, Artie Everington-Nee coxed by West-Burrows. The Barnett coxed crew led over the first 750 metres but an issue with one of the young rowers allowed Shoreham to creep past at the line leaving Barnett’s crew second and West-Burrows crew in fifth.

Oliver White, Hart, A Everington-Nee, Scrivens coxed by West-Burrows finished third in the U14 Quad Sculls. Scrivens finished third in a Bexhill crew in the U16 Ladies race.
Senior Men’s 4 had Cameron Mackintosh, Mallet, Cook, Will Coleman coxed by Emmerson head to head with Herne Bay on the outward leg. Herne Bay eased out to a lead with Dover coming home second. There was a similar outcome for the Men’s Junior Senior 4 of Mackintosh, Mallet, James Hale, Coleman coxed by Emmerson who came in second in a tight finish with Herne Bay. Coleman also competed in the Junior Sculls finishing 3rd.

In the Senior Pairs race Hale and Mallet had a good race in their first Senior outing. Turning third the pair were unable to close down the leading two boats.
The Ladies Novice 4 of Punton, Kaz Morrison, Zara White, Ulyatt coxed by Burrows put in a solid performance coming out of the turn in fourth and maintaining that position to the line. Lily Stafford-Edwards rowing with Folkestone, came over the line in sixth.
The Men’s Novice 4 of Mike Simmons, Brendon Ulyatt, Kevin Ulyatt, Duncan Taylor coxed by Emmerson had a good start and were battling for second at the turn. On the return leg they drifted down the field coming home in fifth.