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Organisers hail Stourport Regatta
12:07pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in Sportsview
STOURPORT Boat Club’s Regatta and Sprint tournament has been hailed as one of the best in living memory.
More than 500 crews descended onto the River Severn on Saturday and Sunday to take part in an extravaganza of rowing action.
The host clubs were the tournament’s dominant force but they traditionally do not accept the title of top club, so the Victor Ludorum title went to second-placed University of Loughborough.
Vice president Mary Bytheway said: “This has been our best Regatta and Sprint tournament in living memory.
“We’ve had so many boats in action it has been superb to see.
“It’s a complex tournament to organise because of the amount of people who were involved but it went really well.”
Bewdley Rowing club’s juniors were also out in force.
The mixed IM2 eight of Oliver Tustain, Callum Clifford, Jack Chase, James Watson, Amy Riley, Sian Hinton, Adrienne Rogers and Julia Rogers with cox Rhianna Hinton showed their dominance to win their final over the longer Saturday course.
On Sunday, Tustain, Arran Gulliver, Matt Gough and James Watson stormed to victory in the under-16s quads.
Laura Saich, Alicia Gulliver, Eleanor Alexander and Georgia Kelly took their quads event with ease, while 19-years-olds James Alexander and Luke Grainger were the victors in the IM2 doubles.
The Womens Masters C crew of Kim Martyn-Smith, Jean Main, Kat Carlyle, Serena Gammond, Jane Chiswell, Sally Levell, Ali Evans and Zoe Benson with cox Lucy Gibbs were the winners of their event.
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