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Cambridge 99 Rowing Club sign off Winter League season in style

Cambridge 99 had a successful end to the Winter League season
Cambridge 99 had a successful end to the Winter League season

Cambridge 99 Rowing Club took some impressive wins in the third and final leg of the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association Winter League on the River Cam.

After weeks of challenging conditions, the event went ahead, with some strong performances across the different racing categories along the 2,600m course.

99s were especially strong in the single sculls events. Will Young was victorious in the Championship, Cameron Mackenzie won the Club division, Edward Gaskarth overcame the rest of the competition in the J16/17 category and Dave Tracey won in the Masters F/G class.

Mackenzie and Gaskarth had more to celebrateas they also took the win in the Club double sculls category.

Rosalyn Redley and Agnes Prager won the WJ16/17 double sculls division, and in the Championship quad category the 99s crew of Ted Holland, Bertie Bull, Rob Colston and Jack Nicholls, coxed by Jonathan Anderson, emerged victorious.

The 99s crew of Charlie Kabelik, Nicholas Thorn, Stan Admiraal, Ben Barker, Will Todd, Will Young, Rob Colston and John Harris, also coxed by Anderson, won the Championship eight category, coming out on top as the fastest crew on the river.

They completed the course in 9mins 16.2 seconds.

Motley, one of Cantabrigian Rowing Club’s men’s Masters crew, have been working incredibly hard on all-round fitness and rowing this year and their efforts paid off during the Winter League’s final leg as well.

Having taken part in a lot of races away from the River Cam last year, the crew have improved considerably.

That step up was demonstrated in some style in the Winter League as they beat their Cantabs club rival Hunter, marking themselves out as a crew to look out for in the future.

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