Inter-Regional Regatta Report – Miss. Failla

A few of the boys and girls j16 squad had the opportunity to race for Team Eastern at Inter-Regionals in Nottingham yesterday. As per usual it was a very windy day and a strong head wind none the less- a rowers most dreaded conditions. The day began with time trials which then set the placement for A and B finals.
The J16 double (Alex Ventisei and Sam Kavanagh) raced their time trial first and put in a competitive performance. They had a tough race ahead of them in the final but were able to beat a boat that lead them to the line in the time trial. They attacked the race from the beginning, with a good start which allowed them to settle into a nice racing rhythm. They finished in 7th place, a fairly good result considering the field of competitors.
The girls J16 coxless, comprised of Hannah Cowie, Izzy Glanvill, Natalie Graham and Georgia Goddard was up next. After only being out in this boat once this year they put in a very impressive performance on the time trial finishing a comfortable 7seconds in front of the next boat. They were the leaders into the final but approached it with poise, knowing they would have to fight to maintain the leading position. They had a clean start, to nudging ahead from the first stroke. Even in the head winds they were able to row long and stayed connected, which enabled the girls to built on their lead to cross the line first place 6:16, over 5seconds ahead of second. A fantastic results.
The boys J16 coxed four of Will Tillitt, Callum McIntyre, Toby Harris, Dom Pickett, EJ Schwar (cox) wrapped up the time trials and finals. They performed well in the time trial in a very tough field, unfortunately they just missed out on the A finals by 0.2secs. Even so they boys had a great attitude and were ready to attack their last race if the day to finish in a high. They came 7th over in a very strong field.
All in all BMS had a successful day helping the Eastern team finish 3rd overall in the Inter-Regional Regatta.

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