Feerick is fastest woman on the Yare

Tilly Ireland.
Tilly Ireland.

Trophy winner Emma Feerick was the fastest woman of the day as 12 crews from Boston Rowing Club competed in Norwich on Saturday.

Competing in the WIM2 1x event over 5km on the River Yare, Emma led the field within 500m to claim the trophy.

She also went on to beat the women’s Elite 1x entries over 5k too, giving her the title of fastest woman of the day.

There were further succeses in the junior events, over 2km, with twins Polly and Saffy Summerfield winning the W J16 2x and twins Ruby and Jasmine Latka settling for a time-only row in the W J13 2x, seemingly scaring off the rest of the field.

David Dichmont and Harry Barr, stepping up to adult rowing, competed in the Nov 2x alongside fellow Boston rowers Robert Parker and Phil Latka. It was the Parker-Latka pairing who finished in front, claiming second with Dichmont-Barr a place behind.

Parker took to the water again in the Masters 1x, but due to the complex handicap system he was just pipped to the post.

Also representing Boston were Tasha Berg (WIM3 1x), Jakub Zareba (J16 1x), Dingo Summerfield, Lucie Scott and Boston’s young J14 men’s 2x crew.

On Sunday, Feerick joined Boston’s Tilly Ireland (pictured) and James Searle and Glenn Ablard of the RAF to take part in the Trent Head of the River event over 6km.

Despite rowing against all-men crews, they came in third, less than one minute behind winners York City.