It’s seven up for City at the Cam­bridge Re­gatta

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Bob French

Peter­bor­ough City Row­ing Club en­joyed suc­cess both at home and abroad at the week­end. They picked up seven wins at the Cam­bridge Au­tumn Reg atta on the River Cam and made the podium three times at the World Masters Re­gatta in Copen­hagen.

Jo Can­ton, Anita Carter, Tim El­lis, Joan Heath, Hay­ley Marsters and Jack Ward were the veteran mem­bers who trav­elled to Den­mark.

The pres­ti­gious event at­tracts hun­dreds of crews from around the world and com­pe­ti­tion was fierce.

Can­ton joined a Not­ting­ham com­pos­ite crew in the Women’s Masters E coxed fours for an im­pres­sive sec­ond-place fin­ish.

Carter and El­lis en­tered the Mixed Masters D dou­ble sculls and took third place in their group, just three sec­onds be­hind a Swedish crew.

Can­ton and Marsters joined Cantab­ri­gian and Not­ting­ham scullers to se­cure third place in the Women’s Masters D quadru­ple sculls.

Over at Cam­bridge it was the club’s ju­nior squad which pro­vided four of the seven wins.

James Toyn­ton and Alex Lever­age made their way past a Cantab­ri­gian crew be­fore mak­ing light work of their Hunt­ing don op­po­nents in the fi­nal of the J15 dou­ble sculls.

In the J16 events, Ben Mac- ken­zie dom­i­nated the sin­gle sculling com­pe­ti­tion. He eas­ily de­feated Sud­bury and Globe, then beat Brox­bourne by four lengths.

In the fi­nal, his Cam­bridge 99 op­po­nent man­aged to stay level for most of the race, but the lo­cal sculler had no re­ply to Macken­zie’s push to­wards the fin­ish line as he won by a length and a half.

Sarah Wat­son pro­duced sim­i­larly im­pres­sive re­sults in the Women’s J17 sin­gle sculls.

She en­joyed a con­vinc­ing win against Lon­don Youth Row­ing Trades­men op­po­si­tion be­fore beat­ing a Brox­bourne sculler by three lengths in the fi­nal.

Wat­son then joined Libby Jarvis, Emelia Drew and Lau­ren Shear­man-Smith in the Women’ s J 18 quadru­ples culls and they were four-length win­ners over Lon­don Youth Row­ing in the fi­nal.

Lon­don Youth Row­ing also lost out in the Women’ s Novice sin­gle sculls fi­nal to Peter­bor­ough’s Stephanie Wil­liams.

In the Women’s IM3 sin­gle sculls, Ilek­tra Apos­toli­dou was in great form af­ter a short break.

Apos­toli­dou fin­ished six lengths ahead of Maid­stone In­victa in the first heat be­fore win­ning the fi­nal against her Deben op­po­nent.

The vic­tory trail was com­pleted by Ian Davis and Pete Dolby in the Masters D/E pairs, where they de­feated X Press Boat Club in a straight fi­nal.

Ben Macken­zie was a win­ner at Cam­bridge.

Sarah Wat­son was a dou­ble win­ner at the Cam­bridge Au­tumn Re­gatta..

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