ERC Summer Splash!
After two years of counting numbers and social distancing, Easter Rowing came back with a splash on Saturday 28 May 2022 with a mixed crew internal regatta!
The women's double kicked off that action at 7am amidst crackling lightning from the southern coast, but as they coasted past the buoy marking the finish line the winds turned in our favour and blew the dark clouds away.
Up next: the men's quad powering swiftly by, where it is rumoured that more commentary than rowing went on in the far lane.
The junior's double then launched themselves down the bank, with good sculling technique to prove that all the shouting done by our parent-coaches did not go to waste.
The men's double followed after, featuring the largest age gap in crew, as the young men try to keep up with the even younger men.
The first mixed quad semi-final took to the water, a first in club history as a mix of men, women, juniors who had never before rowed together went straight to stroke rate 34.
The most international race came next, with as many countries represented as rowers in the mixed doubles race - and the Dutch-Singaporean team pulled ahead of the French-Italian one.
The second mixed quad semi-finals proved heated as one of the quads attempted as any competitive boat does to compete with the bank.
One last race for the mixed quad finals... which turned out to be not so mixed in the end!
Our amazing race officers who have spent the morning following the crews up and down on their bikes can finally take a break, as rowers, supporters, and otters alike adjourn to coffee, cake, and everything nice!