Racing to Victory at the York Summer Regatta

On Sunday 24th June thirteen Oundle rowers travelled to York to compete in the annual York Summer Regatta.

As with previous years it proved to be a successful and rewarding day on the River Ouse, with three race victories.

Holly Kunzer (N) won the WJ18 single scull event, beating a sculler from Gorse Rowing  Club in her semi-final, and then, with the narrowest of margins, Tees Rowing Club by just one foot in the final.

Holly then combined with Ella Aisher (W) in the WJ18 double scull event and they went on to win convincingly in both the semi and final.

The Third Form boys also had a successful day in their second ever event, racing in the J14 Octuple Scull. Their final was pitched against the local St Peter’s School crew, and after a very close tussle in the first quarter of the race, the Oundle crew’s composure held fast and they managed row away to a comfortable victory. The crew included:  Florian Martin (L); Johannes Mynhardt (F); William Crane (Ldr); Ben Garner (S); Lev Umanskiy (StA); Matthew Harris (Sc); Alex Jones (Ldr); Tom Calveley (L); Jimmy Milne (Ldr).

Other notable performances came from Tom Calveley in his J14 single scull, making it through two rounds in exciting races, only to lose to a local sculler from York City Rowing Club.