Young cox Lewis makes his mark

The successful girls' crew with cox Lewis Belton. Below: Lucie Scott.
The successful girls' crew with cox Lewis Belton. Below: Lucie Scott.

Boston Rowing Club believe they have uncovered their latest talent in the shape of 14-year-old Lewis Belton.

The youngster was entrusted as the cox as the club’s men’s four competed at Peterborough over the weekend.

Lucie Scott.

Lucie Scott.

The course did not make life easy for him as the wind submerged the lane bouys, making steering tricky.

But having settled his nerves with the men, he then took to the helm of the WJ14 4x, powered by Boston’s Ruby and Jasmine Latka and two young Newark RC athletes.

Lewis not only guided them to a resounding victory but also impressed enough to be offered a third boat to steer, at the request of Newark RC.

It was a great day for Lewis who has been a fantastic assistant to senior coach Jeff Elms and who is integral to the club’s Learn-To-Row courses.

There was more for the club to cheer as Lucie Scott powered away from the rest of the field to comfortably win the WJ14 1x.

Boston RC’s men put in fine performances in their 4+ race before splitting into two 2x crews.

Meanwhile, the womens Novice 4x built on their recent hard work to secure a second-place finish.

Young Catlin Smart, a recent graduate of Learn-To-Row scheme, was all smiles as she crossed the finish line after making her competitive debut for the club.

Pictured (left) are the WJ14 4x team, with Lewis Belton (centre).

Also pictured is Lucie Scott, celebrating her comfortable victory.