Boston Rowing Club members claim victories at St Neots Regatta

Ruby (left) and Jasmine Latka.
Ruby (left) and Jasmine Latka.

The St Neots Regatta proved to be yet another successful weekend for Boston Rowing Club after they recorded four event victories.

The Boston club travelled with 16 competitors and eight boats.

Saturday’s racing was raced over 1,000m.

Due to the difficult nature of the course, this event was restricted to adults and juniors aged 15 or above.

However, this proved no problem for the experienced duo of Emma Feerick and Emily Field-Lucas.

The pair went through heats to win the women’s IM3 double sculls event.

Boston’s less experienced rowers also put in great performances.

The women’s novice four won their heat, giving them their first competitive win on their maiden regatta race.

They just missed out in their final to a crew from Wolfson College, Cambridge.

The novice men’s four, named the Builders Boat, also put in a brave performance, losing by a bow ball (one inch) in a photo finish.

Sunday brought a change in racing.

It was the turn of the 500m events, which cancelled out the treacherous bend.

This enabled more of Boston Rowing Clubs juniors to take part.

As racing commenced, Lucie Scott won majestically over a Peterborough single sculler in a heat and re-race to push on to the semi-finals where she was beaten by a very competent Trent club rower.

Ruby and Jasmine Latka, racing in the women’s J13 double sculls, met a Newark crew which had thwarted them in the past.

But this time they overcame their opposition, leading them into the final where they succeeded against a Weybridge crew.

Twin sisters Jasmine and Ruby also competed in the women’s J13 single sculls, winning their heat race’s - only to be put against each other in the semi-finals. On this occasion it was Jasmine who won, setting her up for a final with a Trent Rowing Club member.

However, Jasmine won through to claim her second pot of the day.

Not content with her victory on the Saturday, Emma Feerick was competing in the women’s IM3 single sculls on Sunday and came across fierce opposition in all races to the final, with bow ball to bow ball commentary in all.

But it was Emma’s bow ball which crossed the line first, to win her second pot of the weekend.

Boston travel to Peterborough this weekend for the annual summer regatta where they hope to build on their increasing success.

This weekend will see Boston Rowing Club’s Harriet Housam make her Great Britain debut in the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Lucerne, Switzerland.