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Lower Clarence rowers do well at Grafton Regatta

For many of our younger rowers it was their first experience of competing against schools from other parts of Australia at Grafton over the Regatta weekend. They will have all gained a lot from the experience. Maneesha Davis came 3rd in the Women’s Novice single scull while Logan Bolton was 2nd in his Men’s Novice single scull division and Lachlan Maxwell 3rd in his division. Stephanie Hutton and Clara Samms came 3rd in both the WU15 double scull and their division of Whcp double. Samms was also 2nd in the WU17 double with Crystal Piper. Piper rowed well to win both the WU17 and Whcp single scull races. Grace Bolton came 2nd in the WU17 single and Hutton 3rd in the Whcp single. Teagan McFarlane and Nikita Kean (Lism) won their division of the Whcp double and came 3rd in the Women’s Open double. The WO quad of McFarlane, Candice Jagoe, Kean (Lism) and Leah Doman (Coffs) came 3rd in their race. At the weekend it was the first time of competing for our young eight crews with the MixHcp 8 crew of Clarissa Cannon, Lachlan Fischer, Mannesha Davis, Sebastien Klein, Georgie Dobbin, Fletcher Sumner, Eryn Hammond, Mitchell Johns and Mandy Steel (cox) finished 3rd in their race and in the Women’s 8 the crew of Cannon, Metcalfe, Davis, Dobbin, Hammond, McFarlane, Amie Inmon, Kirilly Maxwell and Sophie Lindner (cox) were also 3rd. In the MixHcp 4 Clare Millist, David Hailes, Joanne Meehan, Jason Townsend and Clara Samms (cox) were 3rd. In the Master division Keryn Saunders had a great win in her single scull with Jagoe 2nd and in their doubles division Saunders and Steel came 3rd while Doman (Coffs) and Jagoe won their division. The Women’s master quad of Saunders, Steel, Meehan and Millist with a big handicap finished 2nd. The Mixed crew of Townsend, Steel, Hailes and Millist had great row to finish 2nd. It was a very busy weekend and would like to thank Joy Hailes for once again keeping us all safe on the water and also thank you to the coaches for two long hot days and the helpers who we can not do without. Lastly thank you Grafton Rowing Club for a well run weekend. Clare Millist