Upton didn’t win any events at Evesham this weekend, but won a few races along the way. Daisy Haynes and Archie Tyrell recorded our first junior victory by beating a crew from Llandaff in MxJ15 2x before going down to a double from City of Oxford in the semi final. Dee Haynes won her first race in Masters Novice 1x, beating a Worcester sculler by two lengths, before losing in the final to a Hereford sculler. Andrew Scott and Jeremy Harwood overcame a 5 second handicap to beat a Llandaff crew in Masters F/G 2x but lost to Evesham in their final. Our other crews also had creditable performances against their respective opponents and gained valuable experience in the process. Unfortunately, five other crews we had originally entered had to scratch because of various ailments or the absence of opposition.
Meanwhile, at the British Universities championships in Nottingham, club member Jack Gibson has won a superb silver medal in the Lightweight 1x event.