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Racing regattas have commenced

Racing regattas have commenced again and so has the action. Over the weekend, the 27th and 28th March, there were a series of a total of eight races. The Forrestier Walker CC, Gibraltar International Bank CC and Wessex CC were uncontested races giving Calpe Rowing Club a head start for the weekend’s available points. However Mediterranean Rowing Club took the lead overall this weekend by winning the other five races.

The Veterans race, Gibraltar International Bank CC, was the only race this weekend that was rowed in a coxless four, as opposed to the rest of the races which were rowed in a Yola. This is the first time a Veteran race has been rowed in a four locally.

The Female crew race on the 27th, Lola Rocca CC, was dominated by the Mediterranean Rowing Club’s crew, Kelsey Cornelio, Natalia Nunez, Samantha Balfour, Kelly Rutherford, and cox Sophie Cardona, they beat the two Calpe crews by over 17 seconds. However Sunday’s female crew race, Argus Insurance CC, was a close race between both clubs with Mediterranean Rowing Club taking the win with under 1 second difference!

The Mediterranean Rowing Club’s male first crew, Stefan Figueras, Colin Tester, Matthew Viñales, Daniel Yeo, and cox Julia Link dominated their races against Calpe Rowing Club in both the J Galliano CC and Triay CC. Their second crew, Nathan Caines, Sean Randall, Chris Guy, Julian Avellano, and cox Julian Griffin, also took one win over the weekend in the Galliano CC, albeit with a closer margin of 4 seconds, to Calpe Rowing Club’s crew. - GARA

Images courtesy Gibraltar Amateur Rowing Association

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