On the 13th February our club rowers headed down south for the New Zealand Rowing Championships on Lake Ruataniwha, in Twizel. After one day of training, unfortunately the country went into level 2 which placed a lot of uncertainty on the event. Racing was placed on hold until the government announcement that the alert levels would return to normal. When this occured Rowing NZ ran the regatta at a reduced, 3-day format making the progression a little tougher with no repechages or prelims.
On the days the racing was on hold the crews made the most of the area, taking a trip to Mount Cook and walking the Hooker Valley Track, or escaping to the sun in Wanaka.
When racing did resume the conditions were perfect and the club performed well, making eight A finals and taking home a few medals.
Summary of resutls:
Silver Women's Senior Coxless Four
Bronze Women's Senior Single
Bronze Women's Club Coxed Eight
And from our RPC athletes:
Gold Women's Premier Draft Quad: Sarah Wootton
Gold Women's Premier Draft Eight: Ella Greenslade (cox)
Silver Women's Premier Draft Eight: Sarah Wootton
Article added: Tuesday 02 March 2021