Sprint racing weekend in Rutherglen

A big contingent from Richmond headed to Rutherglen for the first sprint event of the season on the weekend of the 8th. In a hotly contested competition on Lake Moodemere, the club took out golds in 10 events.
Races were held over 800m and 500m courses, which made for close races and sometimes clashing oars. As anyone who’s raced at Rutherglen before knows, staying in your lane is an extra skill on top of staying upright in your boat and crossing that finish line.
Special congratulations to all the winning crews listed below and Kathryn Macrow for jumping into the coxing seat time and time again bringing success with it.
Many thanks to all Richmond rowers, coaches and organisers for a great weekend. Next year will be the 150th Rutherglen event and no doubt will draw even bigger numbers to what is already one of the highlights of Rowing Victoria’s calendar so mark it in your diaries for January 16-17th 2016!
Ben Scarlett
RRC rutherglen
Winning crews were:

Female C Grade Coxed Four Karen Doggett, Ainsley Raggatt, Geraldine Goss, Sophia Robinson,
cox: Kathryn Macrow
Female C Grade Coxed Quad Scull Karen Doggett, Ainsley Raggatt, Michelle Joy, Sophia Robinson,
cox: Kathryn Macrow
Male C Grade Coxless Pair Ben van Biljon, Sam Morrison
Mixed Coxed Quad Scull Geraldine Goss, Benjamin Van Biljon, Sam Morrison, Sophia Robinson
cox: Michelle Joy
Male B Grade Single Scull Sam Morrison
Female C Grade Single Scull Michelle Joy
Female Masters Quad Scull (D) (mixed club)
Female Masters Double Scull (D) (mixed club)
Geraldine Goss
Female Masters Double Scull (E) (mixed club)
Female Masters Coxed Eight (EF) (mixed club)
Anthea Amos