Eight KRC women represented us at the British Rowing Masters Championships at Nottingham. Despite a thoroughly very wet day, the lake was about as flat as I have ever seen it - most unusual for Nottingham. This event has Championship, IM3 and Novice events all for Masters rowers (27 years old+) and is raced over 1000m.
We had entries in eight events and won gold in three of these:
- Women's Championship A 4x- Emma Scruby, Sophie Faldo, Caroline Willett and Rachael Kugele (str). The crew had a great race as they were very close at half way but pulled out a really strong second half to win by clear water.
- Women's Championship F/G 2x Birgith Sims and Jackie Darling of BBRLC (str). Despite being one age category older than their three opponents, they pulled away from the field to win by a huge margin, sculling with beautiful efficiency.
- Women's Novice A 1x Wendy Saunders. If you are going to win your novice pot, a championship regatta is a good place to do it.
In all, six of the eight KRC rowers won a gold medal, and we were just 3/4 length off winning the W Nov B 4x- which would have been gold for the other two.