Stratford Boat Club warm up for National Championships with Evesham success

The Masters D crew of Wallace Brown, Tim Lunel, Jennifer Cary, Glyn Hawkins and Stephen Haighton.

A CREW from Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club won the Masters Coxed Fours event at the Evesham Regatta on Saturday.

Stephen Haighton, Glyn Hawkins, Tim Lunel and Wallace Brown, coxed by Jennifer Cary, beat a home crew from Evesham in the final to record a creditable time of 3.40 over the 1,000-metre course.

Although this was the first race for the new squad, which also features Simon Skillings as ‘fifth man,’ it proved excellent preparation for their attempt at the National Masters Championships in June.

Tom Doherty said: “This was a great result. Well done to all. It’s great to have winning crews across the masters’ squad.”

Gaby Walker
Gaby Walker

Not to be outdone by the men’s squad, Gaby Walker won her women’s novice 1x. The Junior squad had a J16 2x win and finalists with their WJ15 4+, WJ15 4x+, WJ14 4x+, J16 4x, J18 1x, J15 2x athletes and crews.