Wraysbury and Old Windsor Regatta held on Saturday 4th August 2018
The Wraysbury and Old Windsor Regatta took place on another hot and sunny summer’s day on the River Thames at Wraysbury Skiff and Punting Club over a 360 metre downstream course on the Surrey side of the river to finish at the clubhouse.
The Skiff club had another good entry despite the holiday season with the following crews braving the sun with their hats and factor 50:
Event Bow Stroke Cox
GDI F Khavand C Palmer F Kenden
GDN D North R Maestri G Mulcahy
GVD D North J Pengilly G Mulcahy
GVD P Gregory C Palmer F Kenden
MDH M Clements R Clements H Clements
MDI M Clements R Clements H Clements
MDI V Gunn J Pengilly J Previte
MDN M Wrobel R Guy F Kenden
MDN M Moran R Maestri G Mulcahy
MDN E Lawlee F Khavand J Previte
LDI M Wrobel M Booth F Kenden
LDI E Lawlee V Gunn J Previte
GSH C Palmer
GSI R Clements
GSV J Pengilly
GSV R Guy
LSI M Clements
LSI M Booth
Skiff Club crews won a total of 6 categories, 5 Ormiston points plus a veteran’s win. The victorious crews were:
- Miranda and Riley in MID, coxed by Helen (Clements family skiff)
- Eilish and Faro in MND, coxed by John
- Miranda in LIS
- Eilish and Viv in LID coxed by John
- Riley in GIS
- John in GSV
Riley and Miranda nearly won the MDH race, being less than half a length behind the winners in the higher category event.
There was much close racing with good back-up for the winners from all other crews who tired out the opposition to soften them up for the finals. The course had enough deviations to make singles races tricky to avoid taking in both Berkshire and Surrey sides of the river with much white flag waving by the umpires to keep all on the straight and narrow. Sometimes taking the scenic route didn’t prevent a win.
We were all grateful for the shade of the large weeping willow tree which prevented much sunburn.