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Cantabrigian Rowing Club's great eight take Sudbury Regatta by storm




Cantabrigian Rowing Club had a great eight to show for their efforts at the 139th Sudbury Regatta.

They had a wide selection of crews taking part in Suffolk, ranging from the youngest juniors to senior crews.

After a long season of national races and hard training, the 650m stretch of the River Stour offered a different test and the chance to win some tankards.

There were multiple finalists and semi-finalists for Cantabs, and eight victories.

Gabriel Holt and William Keatley were victorious in the open J13 double sculls, William Woodard and Oscar Coppins were first in the J15 double sculls and the J15 girls’ coxed quad of Lia Spiegel-Emmerich, Lola Coppins, Jasmine Pellegrini, Lucy Friedlander and cox Charlotte Parr also savoured success.

Zara Parr and Robert Almqvist triumphed in the band two mixed doubles, James Lindsey and Evelyn Svingen won the men’s and women’s novice single sculls respectively in course records, Chiying Chen was victorious in the women’s band two singles in a course record and Noah Tate and Dave Meridith were first in the open novice doubles.

Oli Frazer, coach of the J18s, said: “It was a great day for all, with lots of close racing and lots of pots.

“It is always pleasing for a coach to see the younger juniors winning and knowing you have lots of potential coming through.”



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