Freshwater Sprints success

Club captain Marianne writes: Anne P, Ewan G, Taciana, May, Louise, Maria, Lynn, and a random wee bloke in a club hoodie going by the name of ‘Marvin’, represented QRC in the South-East Region team at the Loch Tummel Freshwater Sprints on Saturday.

A slightly misty, but calm, autumnal day saw short, sharp sprint racing between the regions that tested the rowers, coxes and umpires alike.

Well done to Ewan for his first gold medal in the M210 sprint and no longer being a novice! (Marvin got one too.) I hope his kidneys weren’t too bruised after the pummelling he received from the rower in two!

The winning crew – that’s Marvin second from left.

The two longer 1.5 km races at the end of the programme around a single buoy provided new umpires with a stiff ask of their freshly acquired skills. They also provided a talking point over the rules approaching turns.

Well done to May for stepping up to race cox, and for her part in what was obviously a hotly contested buoy turn.

Great racing and coxing from everyone – a good number of seconds and thirds, often in men’s races, which were bolstered by honorary blokes.