Masters Season Kicks off on the Yarra

The Banks regatta held on Saturday 11th April kicked off this years masters season. Richmond’s entry list was long and varied highlighting the competitive spirit of the Tigers. It was a perfect day for many of our newest recruits to take to the water in their black and gold for the first time and with the racing followed by a glorious afternoon on the deck with the bar and BBQ fired up Richmond was definitely the place to be.
We certainly had plenty of things to celebrate with a total of 9 wins and 11 runners up. A big congratulations to all those competing for Richmond for the first time especially Lachlan  Molesworth who was part of the successful male masters eight. Other highlights included the new combination of Andy Harrison and Shern Timmins in the mixed masters double who also triumphed and Michelle Joy who completed a 100% winning record, crossing the line first in all four of the events she entered.

Michelle and Karen
Michelle and Karen FM2X

Shern and Andy
Shern and Andy XM2X

Once again the day was made possible by many people contributing to the regatta/crew planning and I want to thank Justin for being the clubs BRO. The social activities at the club were co-ordinated by another winner on the day, Kathy Macrow and a team of helpers manning the BBQ (Laurent and Charlie) and serving at the bar (Stephan, Dennis, Richard, Aline, Ray, Stefanie and Elaine).
Another very successful day with 9 RRC winning crews all picking up enough wine to start our own club cellar. Full list of winners below:
Mixed 4X+ – Michelle Joy, Jodie Naisbitt, Barry Campbell, Michael Gehling, cox Derek Begg
Female 4X+ – Michelle Joy, Karen Doggett, Cat Hardie, Carolyn Manning, cox Mike Numa
Mens 8+ – Michael Gehling, Michael Calvert, Charlie Burke, Jon Roberts, Matthew Crouch, Lachlan Molesworth, Andy Harrison, Laurent Demay, cox Dennis Beck
Female Novice 4+ – Stefanie Dudczig, Elaine Hynes, Sarah McNicol, Karin Bouvin, cox Derek Begg
Mixed 2X – Andy Harrison & Shern Timmins
Female 2X – Michelle Joy & Karen Doggett
Female 1X – Geraldine Goss
Female Club 4X+ – Michelle Joy, Karen Doggett, Geraldine Goss, Carolyn Manning, cox Mike Numa
Female Novice 4X+ – Kathy Macrow, Stefanie Dudczig, Sarah McNicol, Shern Timmins, cox Derek Begg