Top vibe as NQ rowers com­pete

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

ROWERS from clubs across North Queens­land took to Ross River on the week­end with the com­pe­ti­tion fierce at the an­nual Townsville and JCU Row­ing Club Premier­ship Re­gatta.

Teams from Cairns, Mackay and Innisfail made the trip to take on ath­letes from host club Townsville and JCU ( TJCURC) and cross- town ri­vals the River­way Row­ing Club.

The two- day car­ni­val drew a field of more than 120 rowers, with com­peti­tors rang­ing in age from teenagers in the ju­nior di­vi­sions to mas­ters com­peti­tors aged in their six­ties.

There was fierce but friendly com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the North Queens­land clubs and it was River­way who fin­ished atop the medal tally af­ter their men’s eight team edged out the host club by less than a sec­ond in the fea­ture race.

TJCURC pres­i­dent Chloe Schauble said they had re­ceived great feed­back from the event and that the re­gional re­gat­tas prided them­selves on a friendly north Queens­land at­mos­phere.

“It was a re­ally well- run re­gatta, there were no hitches and all of the other club pres­i­dents had re­ally nice stuff to say at the of­fi­cial pre­sen­ta­tions on Sun­day,” she said.

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