This week is was time for the last Isle of Wight regatta of the year. Instead of a beach though we head to the banks of the River Medina. The sun was shining and the tide was rising for a promising day.
On saturday they held the the fours racing. We only had one ladies crew entred who sadly ended up pulling out the night before but in true lymo love they still took the boats over for us ready for Sunday's junior and small boat's racing.
As sunday came we all jumped on the ferry again and did our usual 'get lost around the industrial park' to find our boats ready to unload. We had a crew of J16 boys, Mens Senior Pair and Ladies Junior Pair. This race isn't for the light hearted as the course is only 1550m race, with the sun shining too it was one your lungs remember!
The J16 boys had a great row in their four with their parents cheering proudly!
The mens senior pair of Alan Taylor and Tim Bull had a tough race, sticking with the pack but couldnt hold on to that place. They came ashore smiling and ready for the next race.
Ladies Junior Pair had a heat and final to get through. The heat was moved slightly forward but that didnt put them off. They pushed through the heat with Livvi Bull getting a great course and coming first over the finish line. As the got off the water there wasnt much time to recover as they were being called back on to the water stright away for the final.
(At Newport regatta the race times have to be kept as tight as they can as the tide can leave you with a muddy muddle!)
The Ladies Junior Pair of Lucy Taylor and Livvi Bull had a great final, pushing away from the pack and finishing relaxed and in control.
It was a great day and a great course to watch. Time to rush to see if we could catch an early ferry!