Rame Regatta

Saturday, 30 July, 2016

The popular party regatta of the year took place this weekend and for those who stayed for the evening, I hope you’ve all now recovered!

Rame regatta was a joy to attend. The course was a good length and the sea was calm, giving us good water to glide our oars through.

The men started the racing off with Mens B rowing with power and completing course in 6th place, a good position considering the tough competition.

Ladies A hit the water next and that wasn’t the only hit they experienced! ;-) A bad clash saw them slow down around the first bouy, but their determination and team spirit lifted the boat and they overtook 3 boats on the home straight to come in 6th. A broken pin and oar was the only thing that came in broken.

The under 14s did amazingly well with a debut appearance from Ellie Cogley having a stormer of a race with the rest of the crew. They came in second place and acclaimed their well-deserved trophy at the end of the day.

Next was the Mens C. The conditions were hot and so was the competition but that didn’t stop them. A good race saw them gain 10 points for Clevedon. The water melon a great sight for all competitors involved.

The ladies decided to put together a C crew and give the other boats a bit of competition, especially on the home straights again, where they overtook at the last minute. Apologies but I did not get the placing for this one, there was so much going on.

Again the Mens Vets was a god race but and we must have been having too much fun to take note of the finishing position.

And last but not least the mixed crew jumped into the boat and got a further 12 points for the club.

The sun shone bright, the music was on, and the club spirit was ever present- we do this sport for these kinds of days. The best deal at this for the end of the day is a swim and a beverage for a few saw the racing day end and the evening antics begin.
Definitely one to look out for next year for those that couldn’t make it this time around.