The club attended Falmouth’s sprint regatta. It was a fantastically sunny day (unlike our own regatta the day after!)
Two ladies crews and one men’s took part.
Ladies A, with a couple of replacement rowers in place of their previous Scilly lineup included Mel Williams and Kirsty Anthony-Johns. Finishing first in their opening heat, they then came second in their semi-final and 4th in the final. A heroic achievement due to Mel feeling very unwell going into the last race.
Ladies B, made from a scratch crew of various rowers, went through to the semi-finals but dropped out at that point. Great racing girls.
Men’s A had an emergency situation earlier in the day which meant Tommy Tonkins had to drop out at the last minute. With a guest appearance from long-time club member Paul Dale (he hasn’t rowed in a while!) he managed to replace Tommy with his son Isaac, who is arguably much more boat fit than his Dad but is however only 12 years old. Isaac performed magnificently and the crew got through to the semi-finals as well.
Photos below: Isaac and Paul Dale. The Men’s A Crew