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Clubs from Australia and South Africa take part in Ross Regatta
12:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
Ross president Ian Howell (left) with Darren Howe of Hereford Round Table and Jess Saxon-Macrostie of Ross Junior Academy who named the club’s new boat.
CLUBS from as far afield as Australia and South Africa boosted a record entry at Ross regatta.
The Corio Bay masters squad used the event as part of their preparation for the World Masters in Varese and the time was profitably spent with six wins.
And a South African junior sculler who is a school-mate of Ross Junior Academy prospect Henry Jones, also took part.
The first day brought six victories for the home club with a further three following on the second as there was plenty to celebrate for the large crowd.
The event concluded with the presentation of four GB vests gained by junior academy graduates.
Pippa England and Emma Richardson handed over their vests from the GB v France J16 match where they were in the eight which won gold. Will England added his GB vest after a bronze-medal performance at the Coupe de Jeune event in Lucerne with Morgan Baynham Williams presenting her GB under-23 vest earned by coxing the GB women to a silver medal at the World Championships in Austria.
“It is simply incredible that such a small club has produced such incredible talent that has gone on to achieve so much,” said president Ian Howell. “It is a very proud day for the club.”
And then a new boat, sponsored by Hereford Round Table and the Rowing Foundation was named ‘Louis Marchesi’, after the founding member of Round Table, by Darren Howe of Hereford Round Table and Jess Saxon-Macrostie of the junior academy.
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