Nottingham Rowing Club is the only all women High Performance Rowing Club in the country and is recognised as such by GB Rowing Team. Dez Atkins and Nikki Spencer are the main coaches.
On the 28th and 29th May, whilst the Club Juniors were busy at the National Schools Regatta,they went to row on the River Wye at Monmouth.It is a side by side knock out event so there’s plenty of racing and great practice for Henley Women’s regatta.
On Saturday over a 1,500m course Kristina Townsend and Joanna Johnson won Women’s Novice Double Sculls.Sammy Dartnell won both Women’s Novice and Women’s Intermediate 3 sculls.
Kate Parsons,Annie Campbell-Orde,Fleur Tavare and Georgina Grainger won Women’s Intermediate 3 Quads.Rosie Wilkins won both Women’s Intermediate 1 and Elite sculls. 6 wins in all, followed by a nights camping and then sprint races over 750m.
Sunday produced yet an other set of victories.Annie and Fleur won Women’s Intermediate 3 doubles.Rosie Taylor and Kat Aguilar-Agon were Intermediate 2 doubles winners.
Kate Parsons and Georgina Graingers won Women’s Intermediate 1 Doubles.Kate,Annie,Fleur and Georgina took the Women’s Intermediate 2 Quad title.Rosie Wilkins won both Intermediate 1 and Women’s Elite sculls.
The girls then competed in the Alec Woods Plate Invitation Eights and coxed by Vicky Atkins , Rosie Wilkins,Geogina Grainger,Kerryn Meston,Annie Campbell -Orde,Kate Parsons,Fleur Tavare,Rosie Taylor and Kat Aguilar-Agon and duly won the event.
They beat City of Swansea in the first race and Staines Rowing Club in the final.Staines had won Intermediate 1 Eights earlier in the day.The total week-end haul was 13 trophies.Coaches and athletes were clearly delighted.