Several members of the Masters squad went to the British Rowing Masters Championships at the National Watersports Centre at Nottingham on June 10th and 11th.
After initially announcing that the Championships would take place over one day British Rowing decided to revert to the usual two days, and to again include Non-Championship events in the schedule.
The weekend of racing over a 1000 metre multi-lane course at Holme Pierrepont attracted a higher than usual entry which included 10 entries (two of them composites) from DARC on Saturday and 4 on Sunday.
In the Saturday races Gabrielle Moore in the Women’s Masters F 1x finished 3rd in the eliminator and qualified for the final in which she placed 4th.
The Durham/Tees composite MasF 2x including Paul Rutter was 4th in the eliminator.
John Lyons, Paul Rutter, David Heppell and Richard Court finished 4th in the eliminator for the MasF 4x- and didn’t qualify for the final.
Gabrielle Moore and Angela Lund also finished 4th in the eliminator for the WMasF 2x.
Andy Jaggard entered the Lightweight MasH 1x and finished 1st in a Mas H/J 1x handicap without opposition.
Michael Terry was 4th in the eliminator for the MasD 1x.
Andy Jaggard and Richard Court were 2nd in the MasG 2x eliminator and went into the final in which they also placed 2nd.
Helen McMillan entered the Mixed MasE 2x in a Durham/Bewl Bridge composite and finished 4th in the final.
Non-Championship races for which previous winners of Championship and Tier 1 Non-Championship events are ineligible, took place on Sunday.
Fiona Ashton and Meghan McCarthy were 4th in the Non-Championship WMasA-C 2x, and Sarah Buist and Kate Sowden finished 6th in the same race.
Sarah Rutter was 3rd in the Non-Championship WMasD-F 1x.
Meghan McCarthy, Kate Sowden, Rebecca Ward and Debra Harland were 2nd in the Non-Championship WMasA-C 4x-.
Results of all races can be found here.
Photos of the Championships have been provided by AllMarkOne here.
With the largest entry of 35 boats the Victor Ludorum award was won by Monmouth Rowing Club, winning them a £1,000 prize from sponsor Faster Masters Rowing (shown being presented in the above photo from British Rowing).
An epic weekend for rowing competitions also included Durham Regatta, Chester Regatta, Reading Amateur Regatta and the Great Britain Beach Sprint Trials at Redcar.