York Small Boats Head Report
Last Sunday saw a number of Tees Rowing Club crews compete at York Small Boats Head. This race allows the club a chance to race in smaller boats mostly doubles and singles. The race was rowed over a three kilometre course in very cold wintery conditions.
A number of Tees crews powered to success with the women’s veteran D quad of Janet Wilkinson, Liz Leigh, Sue Watson and Deborah Ashurst winning their event. Racing in the second of three divisions they found the best of the day’s weather and moved away from their opposition to win by over a minute.
One of Tees Rowing Club’s junior girls, Rachel York, was competing for Yarm School with a fellow school colleague and managed to come away winners of women’s junior 18 doubles by 38 seconds over a Durham ARC crew.
Possibly the closest event of the day was for the Novice Doubles title in which 15 crews entered. The Tees crew of Phil "the Power" Dawson and Richard Harrison managed to produce a very good performance edging the event by a narrow 1.2 seconds. Over a race of almost 13 minutes, to win by such a small margin shows just how tightly contested these events are.
These victories add to wins already gained by these crews and show that they are having a bright start to the long winter season. Let’s hope it continues. Next up for the club is the Rutherford Head on the 29th November.