• August 3, 2019
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Wraysbury and Old Windsor Regatta held on Saturday 3rd August 2019

The Wraysbury and Old Windsor Regatta was held on the River Thames at Wraysbury Skiff and Punting Club  The racing course distance was approximately 550 metres upstream on the Surrey side of the river from the pumping station  to finish at WSPC clubhouse.

It was a lovely summer’s day with high cloud, hazy sunshine and a light breeze. The event included a beer festival and ‘Rockin Robin’ scatch racing following the skiff and punt racing at WSPC, located to Runnymede meadow. .

The Skiff Club participants were as listed below

  • GID     John Pengilly and Paul Green, coxed by Kim Burridge.
  • GID,    Faro Khavand and David Sawtell, coxed by Fran Kenden
  • GND    Hubert Cibis and Dominic North, coxed by John Previte
  • GVD    Keith Shore and John Pengilly, coxed by Dave Tappin
  • MID     Eilish Lawlee and Paul Green, coxed by Fran Kenden
  • MID     Mary Booth and David Sawell, coxed by Claire McCormack
  • MND    Mine Moran and Riccardo Maestri, coxed by Fran Kenden
  • MND    Ellie Rahbaran and Dominic North, coxed by Kim Burridge
  • MED    Katherine CurtisTyler and Andy Ronksey, coxed by Claire McCormack
  • LID      Mine Moran and Eilish Lawlee, coxed by Kim Burridge
  • GIS      Riccardo Maestri
  • GNS    John Pengilly
  • GNS    Faro Khavand
  • GES    Hubert Cibis
  • GES    Andy Ronksley
  • LIS      Mary Booth
  • LNS     Eilish Lawlee

 

Skiff Club crews were winners of 4 events, 2 singles and 2 doubles:

  • GID     Faro Khavand and David Sawtell, coxed by Fran Kenden
  • MID     Mary Booth and David Sawell, coxed by Claire McCormack
  • GIS      Riccardo Maestri
  • GES    Andy Ronksley

There were many close races, with Mary and David, coxed by Claire, winning a very competitive mixed intermediate doubles event by 2 feet in the final. They made up an early deficit and finished strongly to secure a well earned pot. Faro and David won the gents intermediate doubles in an all Skiff Club final by 1/3 of a length.

Congratulations to new member Andy Ronkley who won his first trophy in the gents entrant singles in another all Skiff Club final, steering well on the curving course to win convincingly. Riccardo took a longer then necessary route in his singles winning final, but kept within the buoys when it mattered to maintain his winning streak.

Several Skiff Club members stayed on to enjoy a good selection of bitter ale after the racing and to enter the ‘Rockin Robin’ scratch racing event organised by WSPC.

Another good day on and by the river.

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