On Saturday our rowers travelled to Newcastle to compete at the Tyne Long Distance Sculling event and Tyne United Small Boats Head.
The boys' coxless quad – Alasdair Watson, Nick Milne, Arseniy Morgunov and Blair Ketteringham (all S5) – was the fastest U17 crew at the Long Distance Sculling event. The coxed quad was the fastest U16 – Duncan Kuwall, Alex Chisholm, Ben Carruthers (all S4) and Oliver Fenton (S5), coxed by Rebecca Moore (S5). Watson’s also won both the J17 double sculls competitions, with James Stevenson and Laurence Bialy (both S5) winning the boys' event and Holly Cook and Isla Ferguson (both S5) winning the girls' event.
Our boys' quad (Laurence Bialy, Blair Ketteringham, James Stevenson (all S5) and Jack Dryden (S6)) was the fastest Junior quad at Tyne United Small Boats' Head, while the girls' crew (Errin Gall, Katherine Aird, Isla Ferguson and Holly Cook (all S5)) was the fastest Junior women's quad. Katy McDonald (S5) and her partner Laura McDonald from Castle Semple were the fastest Junior women's double scull at the event. Fergus Mainland (S3) was the best J15 single scull.
Our boys’ J17 and Novice quads enjoyed hollow victories, as the opposition in both events failed to finish.