A quick note from our club captain + North Island Club Champs Results!

First club captain's report from me. The role has been reactive since I stepped up, dealing with the immediate challenges of four camps at the same time, not enough towing vehicles and  four locations. All the schools and coaches worked together to make it relatively easy. However, we need to make it easy for Mitch going forward. Deidre has given her the schedule of trailer movements for the wharf access, we can use that as a baseline for transport requirements next season. 

I'd like to acknowledge the committee for rallying round to agree the purchase of the new coxless four, we took temporary delivery of the boat this weekend and the women's crew vindicated the requirement by winning a bronze and silver medal in her. I can confidently say that they most likely wouldn't have had the success without it. More to the point, we wouldn't have been able to put all our crews on the water with the two club fours coinciding with the men's four. 

It was great to see podiums from the senior grade down to the age group categories, with Onslow college picking up three medals at the NICC. St Pat's also had a good showing, missing out on a medal in the octuple by the smallest of margins.

I just need to come up with a name. 

Wellington podium winners from North Island Club Champs: 

  • Silver girls u16 single sculls: Rose Holden
  • Bronze boys u15 coxed four: Jack Jordan, Matthew Butel, Guy Curry-Stanton, Oliver Mackiewicz + Stephen Clarke
  • Bronze boys u18 pair: Josh Clark, Ryan Calvert
  • Bronze women's senior coxless four: Abigail Watts, Anna Macquarrie, Tracey Bates, Elizabeth Pittman 
  • Bronze women's club pair: Steph McDermott, Verity Taylor
  • Bronze women's club coxed eight: Verity Taylor, Steph McDermott, Elizabeth Rine, Alison Faulls, Cosi Brown, Eleanor Chichester, Amy McMoolan, Ange Rogers
  • Silver club women's coxless four: Steph McDermott, Verity Taylor, Alison Faulls, Elizabeth Rine
  • Gold Senior Women's Single: Anna Macquarrie


The next few weeks we see the club crews off to the National Champs in Twizel and McLauchlan shield in Wellington. 

Article added: Saturday 06 February 2021


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