The day started with the Female C Grade single in which both Sara Williams and Julie Underwood competed. Both made it to the A final, which Sara won and Julie came 3rd.
Then the D grade female quad consisting of Rachel Hansen, Demi Whitechurch, Hannah Cannell, Riley Ralph coxed by Tom Whitechurch had to row in a preliminary race of which all went through to the A final, so under direction of coach Robert Eyers they conserved energy during this race, but then went on to win the final, so the idea paid off.
The same crew also competed in the D Grade Coxed four, which was always going to be interesting as none had ever competed with a sweep oar previously, the same strategy was employed, but unfortunately the girls could only manage 3rd in the final this time. Great effort all the same.
Andrew MacDonald represented the club in the D grade single scull and qualified to go through to the A final in which he placed 3rd.
Megan Vogel rowed her first ever single race over 2000 metres in the U17 division and came 2nd.
Megan and Sara teamed up to row the same distance in the U17 double and won by a very convincing distance.
Brad Pearsall & Jack Delaney also rowed over 2000metres in the U17 male double and had a close race against not only the Essendon double but against Matt Vogel who had a row over in the U19 single so competed against these boys. Brad & Jack came away with the win. Matt was also awarded a win for his division U19.
Brad then rowed his U17 single over the 2000 metre course and came away with a great win.
Julie teamed up with John Raschke to row in the mixed double, and after a not so great start worked really hard to catch up but couldn't make up enough time to place higher than 3rd.
Matt & John had a great win in the U19 double scull division.
In the D grade Male Double - Macca teamed with Josh Cooper to get through to the A final, in which they came 3rd.
These two boys then teamed up with Brad & Jack with Tom coxing to compete in the D Grade Male Quad. They made the A final and then had a great race against Rutherglen to come a very close 2nd place.
One of the highlights of the day was the performance of our mixed quad, consisting of John, Matt, Sara & Megan coxed by Riley. This crew was up against some very quality rowers from around the state and we kept the other two crews within striking distance to come a very well deserved third place. Great effort!!
This was a great regatta for the club, with the commentator mentioning Corowa Rowing Club numerous times throughout the day, especially about the quality of the rowers we produce for a regional club.
The club is now looking forward to the Santa Regatta this coming Sunday 15th December and then all focus will be on the MRA Regatta at Lake Moodemere 11-12 Jan 2014.