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

Junior Men’s Four secure the Coast Amateur Rowing Association Championship title

Dover Rowing Club saw championship success as the Men’s Junior Four sealed the Coast Amateur Rowing Association title in an eventful race. Dover’s championship crew of Sebastian Steele, Finn Cockerell, James Hale, Jasper Mallet coxed by Jo Johnston pulled away from the field at the start. Difficult conditions contributed to Cockerell’s seat derailing leaving his teammates powering the boat whilst he worked to reattach it. With Cockerell back on line by the first turn Dover were neck and neck with Deal, but Dover’s young crew powered away developing a lead of several lengths at the second turn comfortably taking their fourth counting win, and securing the CARA Championship title at the line. The win also secured the day’s Junior Aggregate competition.

The Junior Senior crew of Paul Scrivener, Jon Cook, Chris Hall, Tom Stothart coxed by Nick Bailey faced a re-row, after appearing to win the first race, due to Deal’s crew being impeded by Shoreham. In the re-race the Shoreham crew got the best start and were leading into the first turn where an excellent turn from Dover saw them gain ground in a three way battle. Dover were in second coming into the second turn and were facing the rougher conditions. Shoreham cut in to block Deal on the inside water as Dover nailed their turn and popped out with momentum. Despite the bow pair taking a battering in the rough conditions Dover’s crew took the win by more than three lengths.

The Master 40+ saw Dover crews go head to head. Marie Cockerell, Matt Barnett, Jon Cook, Nikki Leggatt coxed by Felicity Ulyatt faced Chris Wong, Laine Napier, Damion Napier, Maria West-Burrows coxed by Johnston. The Ulyatt crew got the better start pulling clear of their compatriots building on the lead after the first turn and recorded an easy win. Johnston’s crew worked hard in the difficult conditions and would take second at the line.

In the Men’s Novice Sculls Mallet had a battle with a Shoreham Sculler. The lead was changing regularly as they headed through the middle of the course. Mallet pushed on to gain a couple of lengths but was chased down by the second turn. With the lead changing stroke for stroke Mallet missed out by less than a canvas at the line, securing second.

In the Junior Sculls Stothart and Hall battled the Herne Bay sculler. Stothart moved into second at the turn with Hall third. On the run to the second turn Hall dropped to fifth the postion he would hold at the finish, with Stothart ahead securing second.
Novice Ladies Fours saw two crews entered. M Cockerell, Jodie Lott, Emily Harvey, Leggatt coxed by Johnston, and Cannelle Ulyatt, Kelly Jackson, Emma Sawkins, Emmeline McArdle coxed by Tony Burrows. Johnston crew was second off the line dropping down to third at the turn, a position they would hold to the finish. Burrows crew in the outside lane fighting the worst conditions came home seventh.

The Men’s Novice Fours had Max Jerden, Brendon Ulyatt, Kevin Ulyatt, Jason Cunningham coxed by Burrows, and Wong, Mark Weight, D Napier, L Napier coxed by Johnston. Burrows crew was in the mix for top three placing until the last 200m where they dropped to fourth. Johnston’s crew came home in seventh.
Senior Ladies Four saw Charlotte Cox, Rachel Bailey, Ruby Cockerell, Jo Woods coxed by Scrivener take fifth place. Hall and Stothart would finish fifth in the Men’s Senior Pairs after a collison with Herne Bay. Johnston took 7th in the ladies Sculls. The Ladies Junior Fours West-Burrows, Jackson, Sawkins, McArdle coxed by Johnston finished ninth.

Junior rowing squad take two wins and secure the Junior Aggregate Competition

Dover Rowing Club were in action at Shoreham Regatta at the weekend. Dover’s Junior Men’s Four of Sebastian Steele, Max Arkell, James Hale, Jasper Mallet coxed by Freya Emmerson got a good start and initially looked to be in a battle with Shoreham. The crew featuring Arkell as a sub suddenly clicked and rapidly pulled clear. They pulled fifteen strokes after the buoy turn before the next crew had turned and the margin of victory was wide at the finish. Mallet and Hale teamed up in the Junior Pairs with similar effect charging out to a lead and pushing on for a clear victory. Mallet had a challenging Novice Sculls race with swimmers and paddle boards on the course, Arkell in his first sculls race was on the outside. Mallet turned second and was unable to catch Herne Bay on the run home. Arkell crossed the line in seventh.

The Men’s Junior Sculls had Tom Stothart and Chris Hall competing. A good start for Stothart saw him move into second place trying to keep with Herne Bay. Stothart would secure second place at the line, with Hall in fourth place. The Junior Crews would secure the Junior Aggregate Trophy with these wins and a second place. Hall and Stothart would be fifth in the Men’s Senior Pairs.

In the Men’s Novice Fours Kevin Ulyatt, Brendon Ulyatt, Jamie Smith, Jason Cunningham coxed by Tony Burrows had an excellent start grabbing the initial lead. Cunningham stroking for the crew after 2 weeks rowing experience was outstanding as the crew turned in third place. Dover’s crew gained good separation from the next boat to come home in third.
In the Masters 40+ K Ulyatt, Maria West-Burrows, Smith, Jon Cook coxed by Jo Johnston were left a little at the start. Pursuing the leading crews Johnston’s crew turned in fourth, the position they would hold to the line.
Men’s Junior / Senior Four had Ben Gomm, Cook, Hall, Stothart coxed by Emmerson immediately in a fight for second off the line. Heading to the turn a combination of factors dropped the crew to fourth with the distance lost too great to make up on the way home. Gomm, Hall, Stothart and Arkell joined forces for the Men’s Senior Fours with Hattie Aubrey coxing. The crew were fifth out of the turn and were able to maintain this position at the line.

Junior Ladies crew of Emily Harvey, Canelle Ulyatt, West-Burrows, Emmerson coxed by Johnston found themselves battling for points. They would eventually come home in sixth. Harvey and C Ulyatt teamed up with A Bell and C Clover from Folkestone RC to compete in the Woman’s Novice Fours coxed by Emmerson they would finish seventh.

Dover Rowers Qualify for the World Offshore Championships

Dover Rowing Club had 3 rowers qualify for World Offshore Championships after competing in the British Offshore finals at Saundersfoot beach, Wales. Jo Johston and Maria West-Burrows in the woman’s double and Tony Burrows rowing with Jon Osborn from Eastbourne RC. Both crews were using hired FISA style boats which differ from their normal CARA approved versions.

Burrows and Osborn had to go through qualifying. The 4 km race saw the Burrows boat grab second at the 1 km turn place. The Burrows crew were unable to close down the Mayflower crew on the 1.1 km second leg leaving them to settle into their qualifying place through the remaining buoys, finishing in 25 minutes and 5.9 seconds.

Finals day saw the weather in Wales deteriorate with 6ft swells, heavy hail storms and risk from thunderstorms. Burrows and Osborn were up first facing international opposition from former Swedish World Champion Peter Berg. From the start of the race there was a clear break for The Jersey / Rob Roy and Helsingborg crews who turned in first and second. Burrows boat turned in fourth behind the Mayflower crew. Running to the second buoy Mayflower had separation, whilst Burrows and Osborn had to focus on holding off the Hollowell crew who won the Welsh Championship earlier in the year. In the charge from the last buoy the Burrows boat finished in fourth in a time of 26 minutes and 15 seconds, only 4.1 second ahead of the Hollowell’s crew. With the Burrows boat ranked third amongst GB boats it guaranteed them a place in the World Offshore Finals.

Johnston and West-Burrows, veteran’s of 4 previous World Offshore Finals, would face worsening conditions for their race. The Dover crew got a fantastic start, even receiving praise on the British Rowing feed at the event. In the mix at the first turn the Dover crew fell behind the Irish Arklow and Coastal RA crews who would go on to be first and second. Fighting for third against Exmouth / Tideway and Jersey crews they started to drop back by the second turn, leaving them in a safe fifth place. Dover’s crew would complete the remaining turns to run home in fifth, securing automatic World Offshore places as the fourth GB crew, in a time of 32 minutes and 4.8 seconds

Dover take three wins in the rough at Folkestone Regatta

Dover Rowing Club took 3 wins in rough conditions at Folkestone Regatta. The first close race saw Dover’s Junior Senior 4’s crew of Jon Cook, Matt Barnett, Chris Hall, Tom Stothart coxed by Freya Emmerson going head to head with Herne Bay’s crew. The race was neck and neck from the start and the crews were called as even out of the turn. With 300m to go, Dover put in a big push moving a quarter length ahead. Cook caught a crab as a big wave ripped the blade (oar) from his hand but quick reactions meant he regained control as Herne Bay moved ahead, before Dover surged back to win by a tiny margin.

The Men’s Junior 4’s of Sebastian Steele, Finn Cockerell, James Hale, Jasper Mallet with Emmerson at cox were racing Dover’s Eddie Briggs, Brendon Ulyatt, Kevin Ulyatt, Matt Barnett coxed by Felicity Ulyatt. Emmerson’s crew dominated the race coping with the worst conditions of the day that would see the bow pair regularly being lifted out of the water only to slam down. After Emmerson’s crew took the easy win, Ulyatt’s crew finished a strong 4th place.

Dover’s J14 crew of Josh Grassby, Ben Fagg, Bo Corby, Beau Everington-Nee coxed by F Ulyatt had a strong lead by the half way point and were able to hold off a late challenge to take another win. The same crew raced in the older J16 category with Barnett coxing. The young crew rowed well to come home 3rd.
Nick Bailey and Andrew Bryant were in another close race as they joined two Folkestone rowers in the Masters 50 class where they raced Herne Bay in a tight race. They would lose out at the line by half a canvas.
The Men’s Junior Pairs crew Hale and Mallet battled through the field turning 3rd before coming through to 2nd at the line. Mallet would also take 2nd in his first Novice Sculls race with Sam Pile coming in 3rd.

Sisters Charlotte Cox and Rachel Bailey made their return to racing in the Senior Pairs, after a long layoff. A solid start saw the pair in the mix to start with before dropping to 3rd, holding Folkestone off at the line.
Men’s Junior Sculls saw Stothart racing against Hall. At the turns it was Hall, 2nd, over Stothart, 3rd, but positions would be reversed by a late surge from Stothart at the line. Hall and Stothart joined forces for the Men’s Senior pairs where they finished 5th.
Ladies Novice 4’s had 2 Dover crews Marie Cockerell, Kelly Jackson, Heather Corby, Emmeline McArdle, coxed by Emmerson racing Canelle Ulyatt, Emma Sawkins, Megan Barter, Nicky Leggett coxed by Tony Burrows. Emmerson’s crew finished 3rd and Burrows in 5th. Cockerell, H Corby, E McArdle were joined by Maria West-Burrows coxed by Barter to come 4th in the Woman’s veteran 40. Cockerell, H Corby, West-Burrows, Emmerson coxed by Stothart were 5th in the Ladies Junior 4’s.

The Men’s Novice 4’s saw K Ulyatt, Eddie Briggs, Matt McArdle, B Ulyatt coxed by Burrows take a battling 4th place. The Veterans 40 plus saw Leggett, Vic Evans, N Bailey, Bryant coxed by Rupert Evans come home 3rd with Cook, Briggs, West-Burrows, K Ulyatt coxed by Emmerson finish 4th.

Hale and Mallet take Junior Pairs win at Eastbourne Regatta

Dover Rowing Club were in action at Eastbourne Regatta on Saturday. The event was shortened due to heavy winds leaving some crews without a race.
In the Junior Men’s Pairs race James Hale and Jasper Mallet got a great start and pulled clear of the field. A clean turn saw the Dover boys leap out to a greater lead with the winning margin being officially classed as ‘easy’.

The Men’s Novice Fours saw Max Jerden, Eddie Briggs, Kevin and Brendon Ulyatt coxed by Tony Burrows compete in a large field. A good start saw the Dover crew in the fight for the lead on the outward leg. Settling into second place at the turn, they had to fight off the other crews on the return leg to confirm the runners up spot.
Mallet competed in his first Novice Sculls race after working hard in training to make himself competitive. He worked his way through the field after a solid start and moved into the leading group at the turn. Showing confidence in the challenging conditions, Mallet was able to secure an excellent third place.
In another big field, Dover’s Junior Ladies Four crew of Canelle Ulyatt, Emma Sawkins, Nikki Leggett, Maria West-Burrows coxed by John Cox dealt with the deteriorating conditions very well. Dover’s crew held their own through the turns moving up to fourth. Pushing hard the Dover Ladies maintained fourth place as they reached the line.
The Master 40+ saw K Ulyatt, Briggs, West-Burrows and Leggett coxed by Felicity Ulyatt up against crews featuring Senior category rowers. Dover’s crew performed well bringing their boat home in fourth.

The Men’s Senior race saw a mix of Junior and Novice rowers competing for Dover. The crew Hale, Sebastian Steele, Finn Cockell, Briggs coxed by F Ulyatt took a steady approach to the conditions in what was the penultimate race due to the strengthening winds. Taking fourth in their first run at that level.
Jo Johnston was Dover’s sole entry in the Ladies Sculls. She was competitive in the early stages. Gradually losing connection with the leading crews after the turn, Jo would push on to finish sixth.

Dover Rowing Club take 5 wins on home water

Dover Rowing Club had a great day at their home regatta taking 5 wins, securing the Junior Aggregate and only missing the Grand Aggregate by a single point.
The first win of the day came from the J14 crew of Josh Grassby, Bo Corby, Ben Fagg, Beau Everington-Nee coxed by Felicity Ulyatt, who pulled clear of their rivals at the midpoint of their race pushing their lead to 2 lengths at the line. The same crew competed against older crews in the J16 race coming in 3rd coxed by Matt Barnett.

The Men’s Novice Fours saw 3 Dover crews compete. Oli, Jacob and Harley Scrivener and Sam Pile coxed by Paul Scrivener stormed off the line, quickly taking the lead and powering through the waves. First at the turns the Scrivener crew took the win by 3 lengths. Kevin Ulyatt, Eddie Briggs, Jamie Smith, Brendon Ulyatt coxed by F Ulyatt came home in 6th with Max Jerden, Damian Napier, Chris Wong, Matt McArdle coxed by Tony Burrows 8th.

The Men’s Junior Fours saw two Dover crews. Sebastian Steele, Finn Cockerell, Jasper Mallet, James Hale coxed by Freya Emmerson, racing Jon Cook, B Ulyatt, K Ulyatt, M Barnett coxed by Burrows. Emmerson won the cox of the day for piloting her crew around the buoy turn as the young crew charged to win. Burrows crew was 3rd at the turn but raced back side by side with Shoreham breaking their opponents just before the line to take 2nd. Hale and Mallet would also take a dominant win in the Men’s Junior Pair’s race.

Three Dover crews raced in the Men’s Junior Senior 4’s Ben Gomm, Chris Hall, Tom Stothart, J Cook coxed by Emmerson would battle the Steele, Cockerell, Mallet, Hale crew coxed by Jo Johnston. The Emmerson coxed crew took the win with Johnston’s crew taking 2nd. An all Scrivener crew of Paul, Neil, Harley, Jacob coxed by Oli came home 4th.
In the 40+ race P Scrivener, Vic Evans, Nick Bailey, Andrew Bryant coxed by Rupert Evans took second place. Third was taken by Cook, Briggs, Smith, Barnett coxed by F Ulyatt, and Wong, Napier, K Ulyatt, Maria West-Burrows coxed by Emmerson came 4th..

The Men’s Junior Sculls race saw Hall fight for the lead on the return leg with Stothart chasing him hard. Hall would finish 2nd with Stothart just behind in 3rd. The two would combine for 4th in the Men Senior Pairs.
Ladies Junior Fours Emily Harvey, Emmerson, West-Burrows, Ella Day coxed by Johnston came 4th, Emmaline McArdle, Jen McKie, Marie Cockerell, Megan Barter coxed by Stothart in 6th and Canelle Ulyatt, Emma Sawkins, Holly Hannington, Jodie coxed by Paul Scrivener 7th. Ladies Novice Fours C Ulyatt, Jodie, Hannington, Nicki Leggett coxed by F Ulyatt 5th and McKie, Barter, Emma Sawkins, Harvey coxed by Burrows were 6th. Sam Pile was 3rd in the Men’s Novice Sculls. Johnston was 3rd and Heather Corby 4th in the Ladies Sculls. In the open Mixed Fours Cook, M Cockerell, West-Burrows, Eddie Briggs coxed by Johnston came 4th. Senior Men’s Fours of Bailey, Hall, Stothart, Bryant coxed by Emmerson were 5th.
Dover Rowing Club would like to thank the following sponsors:

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5 race wins and 2 Junior Aggregrates on the opening CARA Weekend

Dover Rowing club had an excellent start to the CARA season at Hastings and Bexhill regattas securing 5 wins, both Junior Aggregate trophies, demonstrating a growing squad depth, and a coxswain award.

Junior Aggregate points at Hastings were secured by Tom Stothart’s Junior Sculls win where he bettered Chris Hall who took 2nd; Kevin Ulyatt, Eddie Briggs, Matt Barnett, Brendon Ulyatt coxed by Freya Emmerson 3rd place in the Men’s Junior Fours; Junior Ladies crew of Maria West-Burrows, Marie Cockerell, Holly Hannington, Freya Emmerson coxed by Sara Scrivens coming home in 4th in a tight race.
At Bexhill the Junior squad was supplemented by the rising Novice Crew Sebastian Steele, Finn Cockerell, James Hale, Jasper Mallet coxed by Emmerson who took 1st place in their first Men’s Junior Fours race with K Ulyatt, Jon Cook, M Barnett, B Ulyatt coxed by Scrivens securing 3rd. Hale and Mallet further contributed with a 2nd place in the Junior Pairs race with Steel and Cockerell in 4th. Stothart took his second win in Junior Sculls meaning that he would rise to Senior status next year, Hall finished 3rd . West-Burrows, Emmeline McArdle, Emmerson, Ella Day with Stothart coxing come 7th after gambling on the outside water on the return leg of their race.

Steele, Cockerell, Hale, Mallet coxed by Emmerson blasted off the start both days taking wins in the Novice Men’s 4 with wide winning margins. These two wins saw the crew progress to Junior level and help them secure three wins overall. Dover’s second Novice Men’s crew of K Ulyatt, B Ulyatt, Jamie Smith, E Briggs coxed by Scrivens took 7th at Hastings and with Smith replaced by Matt McArdle and Stothart coxing 6th at Bexhill. Novice Ladies saw Canelle Ulyatt, Marie Cockerell, Holly Hannington, E McArdle coxed by Jo Johnston taking 5th place in a tight group finish at Hastings, then coxed by Emmerson at Bexhill in a large field coming home 6th. Emma Sawkins made a debut in a composite Novice 4’s crew crossing the line in 8th .
Stothart and Hall combined in the Senior Pairs both days in their first season at the top level, taking 4th each race.

Dover’s youngest rower Sara Scrivens took 3rd in a u14 composite and 5th with West-Burrows in the Ladies Double Sculls at Hastings. Scrivens and Day raced in the Double Sculls at Hasting taking 8th .
The Veteran 40 plus were unlucky when a broken rigger prevented the crew of K Ulyatt, Barnett, Smith, Cook coxed by Scrivens fully competing, still coming home 3rd . Cook replaced Smith at Bexhill and the crew was coxed to 5th place by Emmerson.
Jo Johnston’s start in the Ladies Sculls event at Hastings was hampered by an early collision. However, she was able to push on, racing to the line to take 5th .
The experimental mixed 4’s race saw Cook, M Cockerell, West-Burrows, Briggs coxed by Emmerson finishing in 7th .

3 Wins for Dover at the Viking Shield Regatta

It was a winning start for Dover Rowing Club as they secured 3 wins at the Viking Shield held at Deal.

The first crew on the water Josh Grassby, Ben Fagg, Bo Corby, Beau Everington-Nee coxed by Felicity Ulyatt were racing in the u14 Quad race. The young crew raced from Deal pier to the club house steadily pulling away from the rest of the field in a mistake free run, winning by a several lengths.

The Novice Men’s Four saw Dover enter two crews Sebastian Steele, Sam Pile, Jasper Mallet, James Hale coxed by Freya Emmerson and Kevin Ulyatt, Brendon Ulyatt, Jamie Smith, Eddie Briggs coxed by Tony Burrows. Both crews got off to a good start with Emmerson’s crew establishing a lead by the first turn with Burrows crew getting impeded in the congestion dropping them down the order. The young Emmerson crew moved to a sizable lead at the run to the second buoy, allowing them a clean run to the finish to take the win. The Burrow’s crew fought hard for third but were unable to close the gap leaving them in fourth.

The Men’s Junior Fours again saw two crews with Steele, Mallet and Hale joined by Finn Cockerell with Emmerson as cox and the second crew of K Ulyatt, B Ulyatt, Jon Cook and Matt Barnett coxed by Burrows. Emmerson’s crew again had a good start and found themselves battling Folkestone to the first turn. Burrows crew had moved to third out of the turn but were unable to improve. Emmerson’s crew would establish a steady lead as they pulled clear of Folkestone, taking a comfortable win.
The Men’s Junior Sculls had Tom Stothart and Chris Hall racing. Stothart had a messy start getting caught up with a Herne Bay Sculler as the other racers moved past. Hall got entangled at the turn as Stothart closed the gap and moved into the lead. Stothart led to the second buoy where a bad turn opened the door to Herne Bay to slip past for the win, with Stothart second. Hall would cross the line in fourth.

Heather Corby had a frustrating Ladies Sculls race during the worst conditions of the day. The Umpires turned the race around when she was leading and the crews raced back to the finish line where she crossed the line in second place.
Ladies Junior Fours saw Canelle Ulyatt, Freya Emmerson, Maria West-Burrows, Nikki Leggatt coxed by F Ulyatt get a great start. At the first turn they were in third but were unable to improve on their position as the race continued.

The Masters 40+ was combined with the 50+ event. J Cook, M Barnett, J Smith and E Briggs were coxed by Emmerson racing against the Dover second crew of Paul Scrivener, Neal Scrivener, Nick Bailey, Vic Evans coxed by Ollie Scrivener. A great start from the older Scrivener crew saw them jump ahead of their Dover teammates. At the first turn its was Scrivener third and Emmerson’s crew fourth, the gaps grew on the race down the course and neither crew could improve their positions.

Two Dover crews entered the Ladies Novice Fours race. Emily Harvey, Marie Cockerell, Jodie Lott, Krista Davis coxed by Emmerson with C Ulyatt, N Leggatt, Emmaline McArdle, Heather Corby coxed by C Hall. Emmerson’s crew got the better start moving ahead of Hall’s crew in the rougher conditions. It was challenging conditions for all crews as the waves made making a clean catch, to help push the boats on, difficult. Emmerson’s crew would come home in fourth and Hall’s crew in 5th.
Stothart and Hall combined in the Senior Pair’s race. A technical issue and a poor turn dropped them to seventh. A brave first Novice Sculls race from Sam Pile would see him capsize shortly after the first turn bringing an unfortunate end to his race.