Corowa row­ers con­tinue win­ning form

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES -

Corowa Row­ing Club had a small rep­re­sen­ta­tion at the Nagam­bie Re­gatta on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1.

This re­gatta is the start of Row­ing Vic­to­ria’s full course racing with events over 2,000 me­tres and 1,000 me­tres – a great in­di­ca­tion of where our row­ers are at.

Julie and Amy Un­der­wood were en­tered in the Open and B Grade dou­ble sculls and against qual­ity op­po­si­tion were in for some tough racing.

The first event was the B grade event and the five-crew fi­nal saw the Corowa and Bar­won crews move out from the rest of the field. In a great bat­tle, the Corowa crew moved out to a length lead with 500 me­tres to go and held off the fast fin­ish­ing Bar­won crew.

In the Open event the Corowa crew came up against a red hot Rich­mond com­bi­na­tion who got out fast to lead all the way with the Corowa crew in sec­ond place. Jay­den Col­lier was en­tered in the Un­der 17 and B Grade sin­gle sculls as he steps up to Un­der 19 events in the New Year.

In Jay­den’s last race in Un­der 17 he was in for a bat­tle with the Footscray sculler for the first 1,000 me­tres be­fore he made his move pulling away to win by four lengths.

The B grade event saw Jay­den against the Essendon scullers and he was de­ter­mined to put in a top show against older op­po­si­tion. Jay­den kept pace early be­fore he made a strong move to take the lead and in his best row over the full course, pow­ered to the line to record an­other win.

Jay­den’s work in the gym and on the water is pay­ing off as he and Amy are work­ing to­wards the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Syd­ney with this re­gatta giv­ing them a lot of con­fi­dence for the rest of the sea­son.

The An­nual Santa Re­gatta is on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 16. Racing be­gins at 9.30am and all are wel­come, with BBQ and re­fresh­ments avail­able.

Left to right: Corowa row­ers Julie, Jay­den and Amy.

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