A SUCCESSFUL meeting was had by Falmouth’s Greenbank Rowing Club as they won six out of nine races entered at the Dartmouth Regatta.
Alongside these wins, the crews also recorded two second place finishes as well at the penultimate West of England Amateur Rowing Association of the 2014 season.
Races were held over 2,000m and 1,000m courses and the first win of the day went to the Women’s Eight as the crew of Becky Davison, Bryony Lawrence, Hettie Bawden, Harriet Eldred, Nicky Halse, Rosie Owens, Bethan Owens, Sarah Lewis and cox Alice Tetley swept aside their opponents on the water.
Not long after this, four of the crew members, Halse, Lewis and the Owens sisters, jumped into a coxed fours boat and rode away to victory in this race before in the Novice Coxed Fours, Davison, Lawrence and Bawden were joined by Mary Smith to win this event.
In the men’s races, the quartet of Richard Braunton, Phil Farnon, Tim Wilkinson and Tom Worden cruised to victory in the Senior B Coxed Fours.
Braunton then hopped into the veterans boat to help them win the coxed fours with Andrew Westcott, Colin Blackmore and club chairman James Kerr also onboard.
The final win of the day for the team came from Worden who took home the Under 18s Single Sculls event After the racing finished, Kerr said: “Greenbank’s performance at Dartmouth was a true demonstration of a small club punching above its weight.
“We were really pleased to come away with so many trophies after an enjoyable day’s racing against visiting as well as local crews.”