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Cambridge Town Cup

posted 2 Feb 2010, 09:38 by SBC Admin
From the 29th to the 31st of January Star competed in KR2 at Lake Karapiro in Cambridge. The regatta started off on Friday with the age group races rowing in blinding 29 degrees heat. Despite this Star performed reasonably well and many crews made the A finals, such as the two crews from Queen Margaret who made the finals of the U17 quad. The club and novice rowers raced in strong winds on Saturday, however the much practice from rowing in the occasionally white- capped Wellington harbour meant that Star was used to less than perfect water and again many crews made the A and B finals of their events, with the club women making 4 of them. Sunday bought torrential down pores, thunder and lightening but Star managed to row through the demanding conditions in the finals and won places in several of the events. Boatloading in the pelting rain reminded everyone of how much they love rowing as the campground flooded and the last few races were called off due to the appalling weather, but the weekend was largely a success with all crews taking something away from the regatta.