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Commonwealth regattaRowing for England in the Commonwealth Regatta at Strathclyde today:

* Dan Clift won Silver in the single sculls.

* Dan and John Hale won Gold in the coxless four. 

Many congratulations from fellow members of IoERC.  

 
The club had a good entry from both seniors and juniors. The mixed masters 4+ (picture) made it through to the final but sadly lost to a very good (and younger) crew from Broxbourne while Nick steered a beautiful course in his single to avoid the greenery unlike many of his fellow competitors.
 
The juniors had two single scullers (Callum and Bea) and two doubles (Bea and Yasmin) and (Emma and Emily), all of whom raced well. Honours went to the J15 quad (Yasmin, Abbie, Emily, and India, coxed by Bea) won their final and were rightly proud of their rather smart pewter tankards.
 
The seniors faired less well in terms of silverware, although all entrants completed the course without excursions into the bank.
So, a great day out for the club and definitely a regatta to pencil in for next year.

During its ten-year existence the Isle of Ely Rowing Club has often had to make do with hand-me-down equipment. Now, through its own fund raising efforts and the generous assistance of two local firms, it has been able to buy a new eight. Last Saturday the boat was launched for its maiden outing by the managing directors of the two donor companies: Andrew Moss of Horizon Retail Marketing Solutions Ltd and Mark Haynes of G's Mushrooms. The new boat's first competitive action will be in the Cambridge Town Bumps which take place from the 22nd to the 25th July. 

G's Mushrooms      &  Horizon Retail Marketing Solutions 

On Saturday 21 June our newest learn to row graduates took part in St. Ives Rowing Club's Explore League event held as part of St Ives Regatta.

The event comprised of 250m side-by-side races.  Crews from Isle of Ely competed against novices crews from Bedford, Broxbourne and Oundle.

"I raced four times that day and we lost every race. But none of that mattered" said Rozi Lee. "What I took away from the event was far greater than the glory of winning – I gained confidence and developed an enjoyment of rowing". 

You can read Rozi's full account of the regata in Race reports.

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