The regatta marquees were set up on Dumsey Meadow near Chertsey Bridge, ready for a day’s skiff and punt racing with the usual August weather of sunny cloudless sky to torrential rain, but this did not put off the competitors.
The regatta was well attended by all of the clubs and we had a good all round entry in both punting and skiffing and it proved to be a busy day for Fran and Crispin eventing in both sports.
David Sawtell gave us another fine close race in his Gentleman Junior Senior Single Scull heat only to come 2nd by a mere 2 feet, well done in his second race at this level.
Heats wins for both Fran Kenden and Crispin Allen in Mixed Junior Doubles and Gentlemens Junior Doubles, respectively partnered with Russell Guy, but on this occasion it was not to be in each of the finals.
The win of the day was preceded by the heavens opening up with torrential rain; it obviously cooled them down and made them eager to complete the course in double quick time and coxed with the steady hand of Amanda Leach. Well done a win for Sally Stanley & Dave Parker by a clear two lengths and change in status to Novice for the pair.
Punting was accessible to all so you could cheer both of the sports. The medley was keenly watched and proved to be fun for those relaying between the pecks in their B&B and the single and double 2ft punts. Martin Black and David Wright, Fran Kenden and Crispin Allen gave each of the events there best, but on unfortunately their efforts were not rewarded.
Well done to those that won pots and improve their status and of course thank you all for your efforts on the day in making the Chertsey and Shepperton Regatta a great success.
|2014 Chertsey and Shepperton Regatta: The Skiff Club – Skiff Results (Provisional)|
|GJD||T Millest||D Sawtell||S Stanley||SC||2 ½ L||1:48|
|MVHD||N Painter||K Mollett||D Wright||SC||E||2:10|
|MVHD||A Leach||R Haines||S Stanley||SC||1 ¼ L||1:55|
|GND||B Taylor||S Mackenzie||F Kenden||SC||2L||1:58|
|GVHD||M Black||C Coveney||B Taylor||SC||3 ½ L||2:03|
|GJSS||D Sawtell||SC||2 foot||1:56||So close|
|MND||S Stanley||T Millest||F Kenden||SC||¾ L||1:59|
|GJS||B Taylor||SC||2 ½ L||NTT|
|MJSD||F Kenden||C Allen||D Wright||SC||1 ¼ L||1:51|
|GVD||S Russell||K Shore||L Russell||SC||1 ¼ L||1:50|
|MJDS||R Guy||F Kenden||C Allen||SC||1 ¼ L||1:59||Heat Win|
|MJDS||L Russell||D Sawtell||A Leach||SC||1 ¼ L||1:56|
|GJD||R Guy||C Allen||F Kenden||SC||1 ¼ L||1:48||Heat Win|
|GJD||R Guy||C Allen||F Kenden||SC||2 L||1:53||Heat Win|
|GND||K Mollett||S Russell||L Russell||SC||3 L||1:56||Final, good 2nd|
|GJSD||R Haines||C Allen||F Kenden||SC||1 ¼ L||1:45||Final, strong 2nd|
|MNRD||S Stanley||D Parker||A Leach||SC||2 L||NTT||Final, Win|
|GNRS||S Mackenzie||SC||E||2:07||Final, good 2nd|
|GJD||R Guy||C Allen||F Kenden||SC||2 ½ L||1:45||Final, strong 2nd|
|MJD||R Guy||F Kenden||C Allen||SC||2 ¼ L||1:56||Final, good 2nd|
|2014 Chertsey and Shepperton Regatta: The Skiff Club – Punt Results|
|GHD2ft||D Wright||M Black||SC||Sterling, 2nd|
|Inter Club Medley Relay||SC||Good try|
|GJB&B||C Allen||SC||Final, Intrepid 2nd|
|LHB&B||F Kenden||SC||Final, Keen 2nd|
Names in bold have improved their status:
Sally Stanley Novice in Mixed Doubles
David Parker Novice in Mixed Doubles
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