Long Distance Singles at DSPC on Sunday 28th April 2019 

Skiff Club had a good number of entries for the the Long Distance events at Dittons Skiff and Punting Club due mainly to the enthusiasm of Eilish our new Captain.

Long Distance Singles at DSPC on Sunday 28th April 2019  

The singles race is held over a distance of approx 5km, starting at DSPC downstream to round the end of Raven’s Ait with a 180 degree turn, then back upstream to finish opposite the DSPC clubhouse. The Skiff Club had a magnificent 8 entries;-

  • GE       Neill Harrowell
  • GE       Bill Clee                                   Won category In time of 30.08
  • GE       Dominic North
  • GE       Mel Day
  • GN      John Pengilly
  • GN      Kevin Elmore
  • GN      Riccardo Maestri
  • GV       Derek Clements                      Won category in time of 30.22
  • LN       Eilish Lawlee                           Won category in time of 31.38.

The weather was cool and dull but the rowers soon warmed up after setting off at timed intervals with ‘flying’ starts passing the Dittons clubhouse balcony. Skiff club had 3 category winners;-

  • Derek won a close race in a very competitive veterans category beating Dittons stalwart Malcolm Knight narrowly. Malcolm fittingly presented Derek with his winning trophy! A reward for training well over winter.
  • Bill won his first  long distance singles event in a great time, also rewarded for effort in training this winter.
  • Eilish our new captain led from the front with a great row to overhaul her rivals, starting from the back of the field.


Pot winners Bill, Eilish and Derek.

A worthy mention of recently joined members Mel and Neill who entered a long distance singles event as their first race and negotiated the course successfully.

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