The competition started on Saturday with the school girls regatta.
Galen college year 9 student Paige Cooper was entered in the year 10 single scull. The event had two heats with first through to the A final. After a strong start a battle was on hand between the Corowa and Nagambie sculler as Paige took an early lead. At the half way mark the scullers were level before the Nagambie sculler made her move to win by half a length. Paige next race was the B final and she showed she had learnt from her heat race to take the lead early and record a confidence building win.
Corowa high school year 8 student Julia Delaney was up next in the year 9 single scull with 2 heats first and second qualified for the final. Julia held on to the early leaders before she picked up her speed to row into second place and a spot in the A final. With 4 scullers in the final Julia's aim was for a top 3 finish. Julia got out to a great start and rowed a strong and controlled race to finish in a much deserved second place.
The second day of competition was overcast with a strong tail wind.
First up were the C grade single scullers Amy Underwood and Julia Delaney. Julia was rowing up a grade and using the race for valuable experience with a large field of four heats first qualified for the final. Julia was able to hold on for half the race before finishing in 4th place. Amy was up next and continued her great form from the Moodemere regatta to take an early lead and hold on for a great win and a place in the final. The final was a tough battle with the early leader being challenged by Amy as she pushed all the way before falling one length short at the finish.
Broughton Underwood was up next in the D grade single scull with three scullers within two lengths of each other at the 500m mark. With the scullers making a surge for the finish line Broughton finished third in a tight race. Competing in the C final Broughton was sitting in third place with 300m to go before he powered to the line to claim the C final in a great race.
The under 17 single scullers Megan Vogel and Paige cooper were up next over the 1500m course. Paige was in the first heat and was up against a quality school girl field. Dropping a length behind early Paige settled into a strong rhythm and worked her way in front to record a fantastic win and a spot in the final. Megan continued her great form on the Barwon River to take an early lead and record a great win and a place in the three crew final. The final saw the two Corowa scullers take control of the race with Megan showing her experience to take the win from Paige.
Julie Underwood was entered in the masters single and showed her hard work was paying of to take on a quality field and finish second recording a great time.
Julia was entered in her D grade single after lunch and after a slow start made her move through the field as she rowed through the early leaders to take out the heat and a place in the final. The final was a tight battle with the crews level at the half way mark as Julia gave her best to finish 4th and show her effort at training is paying off.
The final race for the club was the Under 17 double scull with Megan and Paige teaming up. The girls showed the opposition how fast they are going to take the lead and never be troubled to record a big win.