Masters Season is here!

Saturday 29th March saw the masters season kick off at home on the Yarra River with 800m sprint races at Banks Masters Regatta.
Richmond were out in force and it was a successful sunny day in Melbourne with winning crews  from all squads represented. The list of winners is an impressive one and the men’s squad unfortunately suffered a miscommunication on the official policy of making the women’s squad look good by winning several events. They even combined together to take out the mixed eight event:
MM4+: Dennis, Michael G, Charlie and Dave – cox Michelle Joy
Novice W4+: Caroline, Thalia, Virginie and Liz – cox Karin (winning in a Tigers dominated event against two other RRC crews)
WM1X: Carolyn
XM8+: Lindsey, Flick, Cat, Amanda, Charlie, Michael, Dave, Dennis – cox Derek (winning in a Richmond vs Richmond final)
WM2X – Michelle and Karen
MM4X: Dennis, Michael G, Charlie and Dave 
WM4X+ – Michelle, Karen, Julia and Carolyn – cox Derek 
MM8+ – composite with Ray Dennis
Banks medal table
So with a final tally of 8 wins (wine not medals for Masters) Richmond finished second on the medal table behind MUBC!
A great thanks to Justin who was our BRO for the day, Barry our sausage sizzler and everyone who enjoyed a celebratory beverage from our bar after the rowing concluded.