Bewdley Rowing Club won the Victor Ludorum trophy at local rivals regatta on the weekend. The club went away with 16 wins over the weekend most of which coming from the Masters section of the club, most notably the Novice win for the Masters E coxless quad of Richard Gunn, Tony Clay, Peter Simpson and Doug Jackson. They were the last race of the regatta against the hosts Stourport but Bewdley came away with the victory. Much deserved after all the hours of training and miles of rowing they have done.
Bewdley’s Womens Masters C coxed four of Helen Hugo, Jane Chiswell, Jean Main, Kim Martyn Smith and Cox Kat Carlyle are keeping preparations for the World Masters Regatta going by continuing to win. Returning to winning ways was the Womens Masters E coxed four of Gerry Glenister, Elaine Collier, Yvonne Ogilvie-Hardy, Lin Beech and Cox Mel Gunn
The weekends weather was a warm and dry one once the drizzle of Saturday morning had disappeared. Other notable wins from the weekend were; Saturday a mixed IM3 8 of Sophie Osborne, Holly Clifford, Adie Rogers, Kiah Bradley, Ben Charlton, Jimmy Watson, Sam Clifford, Matt Hocking and Cox Kat Carlyle were rowing for the first time as this crew managed to overhaul an experienced crew that had traveled up from Quintin London. They raced at the higher status of IM 1 to take on this Quintin crew made up of Henley Royal Regatta rowers, Bewdley dug deep and kept pushing all the way to the line in a close fought race to win by a canvas. Cox and Captain Kat Carlyle said ‘the atmosphere was electric, the crowds were spurring us on and somehow little Bewdley showed the big guns of Quintin who the Kings of the Severn were!’.
On Sunday we had another novice win for junior Charlie Cartwright in his single scull, winning three races along the way.
Mx IM1 8 Sophie Osborne, Holly Clifford, Adie Rogers, Kiah Bradley, Ben Charlton, Jimmy Watson, Sam Clifford, Matt Hocking and Cox Kat Carlyle
WMas C 4+ Helen Hugo, Jane Chiswell, Jean Main, Kim Martyn Smith and Cox Kat Carlyle
WMas E 4+ Gerry Glenister, Elaine Collier, Yvonne Ogilvie-Hardy, Lin Beech and Cox Mel Gunn
Mas D 2- John Hinton, Mike Parker
Mas F 2x Ed Mol, Paul Warnett
J15 1x Jake Main
Mx Mas F 2x Mel Gunn, Terry Gibbons
Mx IM2 4+ Maddy Whiting, Penny Gunn, Callum Clifford, Jimmy Watson and Cox Sam Clifford
Mx Mas D/E 4+ Helen Hugo, Kim Martyn Smith, John Hinton, Mike Parker and Cox Kat Carlyle
Mas E 4x- Doug Jackson, Peter Simpson, Tony Clay, Richard Gunn
Sen 2- Aston Carter, Matt Hocking
Mx IM1 2x Laura Ray, Richard Ray
W Mas C 2x Serena Gammond, Louise Camm
Mas G 2x Ed Mol, Paul Warnett
J15 2x Jake Main, Tom Koumi
Nov 1x Charlie Cartwright