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-- Archived News 2017 --

St Neots Regatta - 23rd July

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St Neots Regatta - 22nd July

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Henley Royal Regatta Qualifiers - 23rd June

Nick Woodward, Adam Boix, Liam Barford, Alex Tite were unlucky to miss out on a qualifying spot in the Wyfold Challenge Cup (Club coxless fours). They finished 16th out of 42 with the first 14 qualifying.

Star Regatta - 10th June

At Star regatta on the 10th of June, Niamh Rigby and Josie Golden represented Northampton in the women’s J16 double sculls. The pair went on to win their semi-final against Oundle school, however lost to Bedford girls school in a close final.

Peterborough Regatta Sunday - 4th June

Two great wins for Northampton at the Peterborough City Spring regatta. Dan Knight and Jon Coowar continued their great from by winning in the IM3 doubles. Nick Woodward, Adam Boix, Liam Barford, Alex Tite and Lauren Sable (Cox) were also victorious in the IM2 Coxed 4's having just lost out in the coxless 4's earlier.

Metropolitan Amateur Regatta (Sat) - 3rd June

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Worcester Spring Regatta - 20th May

On the 20th of May Niamh Rigby and Josie Golden travelled to Worcester to represent Northampton at Worcester spring regatta. The 750m courses is difficult on the best of days and the conditions where not helped by the horrific rain that pelted down throughout the day. After having to do a re-row of the race, the two unfortunately lost the semi-final of the women’s J16 double sculls after a very close race.
Thanks to Vicky Golden for taking the boat.

Nottingham City Masters Regatta - 14th May

Northampton Rowing Club’s sole entry at Nottingham Masters & Club Regatta was a Masters D coxed four of Ian Townsend, John Burditt, Chris Sentance & Piero de Marchis with Caroline Whittaker coxing, competing in a straight final of four crews at the National Water Sports Centre.

Strong winds made conditions very difficult for all competitors, particularly attaching to the stake boats and staying aligned in the crosswind while waiting to race. Northampton took a solid lead off the start but were halted when umpires called for a re-start due to lane crossing by Grosvenor. At the second attempt, Northampton again pulled away with an impressive start and a very strong 500m, positioning themselves clear of all competition. In the final 250m of 1000m, the RAF crew began to make advances on the leaders to leave a nail-biting battle over the last 100m. Northampton were overtaken on the line, finishing in second place to RAF by only 0.8 seconds.

Well done to the crew who put on a fine, committed display in a thrilling race. Thanks to all those who attended to show their support and to Ian Townsend for towing.

Nottingham City Club Regatta - 13th May

Northampton Rowing Club’s men’s, women’s and junior squads were all represented at Nottingham City Regatta, a competitive 2000m multi-lane event held at the National Water Sports Centre.

The first race of the day proved controversial for Northampton, seeing Nick Woodward, Adam Boix, Liam Barford and Alex Tite compete in the IM2 coxless fours in a heat of six. Arriving late to the start, the crew received a warning, before rowing in a tight, competitive race. The crew finished in fourth place, just short of a place in the final, but then discovered they had been disqualified for poor lane discipline.

Next up was the Novice 2x of Jon Coowar and Dan Knight in a straight final of six crews. Their dedication and training paid off as they breezed the course finishing well clear of the field; earning their first pot and well deserved accolade from the commentator.

Towards the end of the day the women’s IM2 coxless 4 (Laura Knight, Rachel Coowar, Heather Brown & Jaimie Hodgkinson) and women’s J16 double (Niamh Rigby & Josie Golden) competed in events that virtually mirrored each other. Both were straight finals in a field of four and both Northampton crews were equally competitive off the start, staying with the pack well into the second 500m of the course, at which point strong competition pushed ahead and gained clear water. The Northampton crews both finished in third place in their respective events.

Thanks to Brian Thompson for towing and to all those that supported the Northampton crews.

Ball Cup South - 7th May

Northampton rowing club's junior section travelled to Dorney lake on the 7th of May to compete in the ball cup south. We had two crews making there way down the 750m course, first was a J18 double consisting of Tom Tinant and Eriks Ascuks who performed very well making it through to the final and then going on to come 4th place despite rowing up two age categories. Then in the afternoon Niamh Rigby and Josie Golden went on to represent Northampton in the women’s j16 double sculls and narrowly missed a place in a final.
Thanks to Mark Rigby for towing and Brian Thompson for is support.

Women's Eights Head of the River Race - 11th March

The women's first eight made the trip to London for the club's final head race of the season. Conditions were ideal for the relatively late starting (15:30) event this year. Our entry, competing at intermediate status for the provincial club, medium award started off at position 138 in the line-up. The crew consisting of Laura Knight, Jaimie Hodgkinson, Heather Brown, Kiara Williams, Jayne Morris, Rachel Coowar, Charlotte Walker, Amy Walker and cox Rachel Cator gave 100% but didn't quite achive the result they were hoping for, finishing 184th overall with a time of 21:45.5 and 11/17 in classification.

Thanks to all the supporters that made the trip down to cheer the girls on and to Chris for towing.

Head of the Trent - 26th February

The women's squad continued their prep for the Women's Head with a trip to Nottingham for Head for the Trent. Conditions were pretty awful with strong winds gusting to around around 35mph. The event went ahead though but the course was shortened because of the conditions.

The W.IM3 crew, NRC's sole entry on the day, consisted of Laura Knight, Jaimie Hodgkinson, Kiara Williams, Jayne Morris, Rachel Coowar, Heather Brown, Charlotte Walker, Amy Walker and cox Rachel Cator. The girls rowed fantastically given the conditions and placed 2nd in a strong field, with a time of 12:47.4, just 24s behind the winning crew. Their coach Chris, was very pleased with their outstanding performance.

Thanks to Chris for towing.

Norwich Head of the River - 25th February

Josie Golden and Niamh Rigby made the long trip over to Norfolk to compete in the WJ16 double sculls event at the Norwich Head. Sculling over the shorter 2km course, the girls did well over the challenging course in tricky conditions, finishing in 10:26 (6/10).

Bedford Eights & Fours Head - 12th February

Northampton Rowing Club were back in racing action on the 12th of February at Bedford Eights and Fours Head Race. Northampton took five racing crews to Bedford; Women’s Intermediate 8+, Women’s Intermediate 4x-, Men’s Intermediate 4-, Men’s Intermediate 4+ and Men’s Intermediate 4x-.

Northampton competed respectively throughout the day with each entry being no more than 23 seconds away from winning its respective category. All crews will feel as though there is more to come as the club heads towards the Head of the River Race and summer regatta season.

The quickest Northampton boat was the Men’s 4- completing the 2000m course in 7:18, 17 seconds behind the Star Club crew who won the event on home turf. Steered by Liam Barford, the Northampton men finished in 3rd in this category of 5 crews, and 42nd overall.

The Women’s 8+ finished 5th out of 6 in their category with only 18 seconds between the top 5 crews. Jesus College BC won the event with a time of 7:33. The ladies ranked 86th overall and felt this performance didn’t reflect their recent standard; they will no doubt be back at their best for the next event.

There were a couple debut appearances at senior level to highlight with Tom Tinnant and Eriks Ascuks making their debuts in the Men’s Intermediate 4x-.

Thanks to Chris and Brian for towing.

Northampton Head of the Nene - 21st January

Northampton Rowing Club held its annual Head Race on the 21st of January 2017 which saw 173 crews competing on the River Nene. The event was attended by 12 rowing clubs from around Northamptonshire and the surrounding area, whose crews were timed over the 1800m course; the quickest boats in each category winning medals and trophies.

Northampton had the fastest crew of the day. This was in a coxless four where members Nick Woodward, Adam Boix, Alex Tite and Liam Barford posted a time of 5:53.8, less than 10 seconds short of the course record. Overall, they were 16.4 seconds quicker than the next fastest boat of the day which was a men’s eight from Bedford Modern School.

The Ladies from Northampton were also on form. Rowing in a boat called This Girl Can, the women’s eight posted the fastest time of the day for a female crew, at 6:25.8, beating other ladies’ crews at a higher status and even a men’s eight from Milton Keynes Rowing Club by 13.9 seconds.

Northampton’s other win came in the Women’s IM3 Double Sculls, with Josie Golden (15) and Niamh Rigby (16) beating a crew from Huntingdon. This was an exceptional achievement for the pair considering their age.

The Rowing Club from Northampton also competed respectably at the event in several categories ranging from J13 to Senior. Overall winners of the day were Stratford-Upon-Avon Boat Club who won the Travis Perkins Trophy with an impressive 16 victories across various classes. The day was kindly sponsored by Travis Perkins, Bonds Jewellers and Hot Diamonds, who’s support of the Rowing Club helped make the occasion a success. Credit also poured in for the many volunteers who ensured that all competitors enjoyed a fantastic event. Captain Nick Woodward said "It's been another great event and there have been some great performances. Thanks to all of those that entered and to the volunteers for making it a success".

See the head results here..

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