Globe Success at St Neot’s Regatta


In a mixed bag of weather conditions, Globe juniors enjoyed a successful weekend at St. Neot’s Regatta with several wins amongst some very tough competition.

Results were mixed over Saturday’s 1000m course, with all junior athletes competing in two events, and many progressing through to finals and semi- finals.

Jack Davidson, James French, Sophie Pritchard, Bronwynn Redgrave, Greg Blanchard and Naomi Curthoys, all represented the club well in their respective events and can be very proud of their performances.

Star of the day on Saturday, however, was Elise French who convincingly won her WNov 1X event, thereby leaving behind her novice status. We wish her future success up in the dizzy heights of IM3!

Sunday brought warmer, if a little breezy, weather which tested the club’s gazebos to the limit!

More silverware was to come Globe’s way as Sophie Pritchard sculled magnificently to victory in the WJ15 and WJ16 1X  finals and

Naomi Curthoys, following her recent success at the British Rowing Championships, gave an impressive performance ‘rowing up’ in the WJ18 1X event to claim the prize. Congratulations to both girls!

James and Jack fought hard through their single and double sculls events but ‘Lady Luck’ was not on their side and both failed to make finals on this occasion.

Elise French, in her New IM3 status, managed to win a place in the final but was, unfortunately, unable to capitalize for a win.

Two noteworthy performances were those of the quad scull comprised of Naomi, Elise, James and Jack which, despite being formed at late notice and sculling together for the first time on the Saturday evening in a quick practice session, managed to give the opposition a hard race in the Senior category in which they competed. Also, William French, in his second race of the season, sculled brilliantly to win a place in the final of the J13 1X where he lost out to a strong opponent.

A special mention must go to Gregory Blanchard who gave determined performances in both J14 and J15 1x events, progressing masterfully through to both finals where he was unfortunate not to secure a win. Such mature sculling will, without doubt, yield successes in future and we look forward to these.

Congratulations are also due to Maurice and Milky who, as we have come to expect, gave slick performances on both days, bringing home another two ‘pots’ each for their trophy cabinets.

It is wonderful to see the Globe club spirit present at regattas, with club members, coaches, parents and grandparents all helping and supporting the juniors and making the weekend a thoroughly enjoyable one. Thank you to Peter and Marian for all the hard work that you put in and thanks also to Maurice for your tireless dedication to the junior squad. It is very much appreciated.

Elise French - Novice Win

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