40th HONG KONG ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS – ANOTHER GREAT PERFORMANCE BY TEAM ERC
Equalling last year’s record performance, the ERC rowers made another very strong performance at this year’s HK Rowing Championships. As last year, this year’s gold medal tally was a total of seven, four for the Ladies and three for the Gentlemen !
The teams claiming Gold were :
For the Ladies :
Masters Cat. B 2x – Ame and Sarah – 4:33:64 and 30 seconds ahead of second place despite stopping rowing half way through the race because they thought they heard an interruption siren !!
Masters Cat. D 2x – Louise and Kathy – 4:52:57. Kathy has only been rowing for a few months but put in a great performance.
Masters Cat. C 4x – Louise, Ame, Sarah, Kathy – 4:07:71. Alone in their category, but finishing 15 seconds ahead of the Cat. A winners who were in the same race !!
Masters Cat. B 8+ - Ame, Ez, Sarah, Raphaelle, Louise, Vanessa, Joan, Becky coxed by Steve – 3:41:30. A tough race finishing only 3 seconds ahead of the second boat.
And for the Men :
Masters Cat. D 2x – Steve and Josip – First of four !
Masters Cat. A 4- - Mayank, Oliver, Anibal, Weeliem – 3 :18 :92. Winners by 10 seconds.
Masters Cat. C 4- - Josip, Matthew, Bob, Fritz – 3:36:01.
In addition to those great wins there were also many other excellent performances by our rowers.
Although in separate races three Men in the Singles should be mentioned – Walter (A – 4:04:17), Josip (C – 4:06:61) and Anibal (A – 4:06:77). VERY close !!
In the Open 4- the team of Felix, Oliver, Mayank and Weeliem battled through their heat to the repechage and finsihed with an honourable fifth place in the hard fought final.
Perhaps the closest of all was the second place by ONE second to the team from Shanghai for the Men’s Cat. B 8+ team of Josip, Mayank, Matthew, Felix, Bob, Weeliem, Fritz, Oliver and Steve(cox). Leading at the 750m mark Shanghai put in a great performance to pip ERC at the post.
All the other rowers also put in impressive efforts of which we all at ERC can be very proud !!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE ERC ROWERS - A FANTASTIC TEAM EFFORT !!!