Rowing club show off their sprint skills

Boston Rowing Club's women's 4x crew.
Boston Rowing Club's women's 4x crew.

Boston Rowing Club claimed plenty of trophies as this weekend’s Burton-on-Trent Sprint Regatta.

The event is a very popular regatta in the Midlands, with plenty of tough competition.

Saturday’s racing began well as young Ted Pitman and Thomas Parker built on their recent success and neatly claimed the boys’ J13 2xn title.

Experienced Dingo Summerfield made it all the way to the final of the J14 1x, only to be thwarted by the smallest of margins.

The women’s J17 4x had some minor logistical problems on the way to the start, and went down fighting to a Trent quad who are widely respected across Britain.

The women’s J17 2x also found themselves marginally off pace.

Oliver Tunnard and Jacques Garvey put their height advantage to good use and pushed away to win the J14 2x.

Lucie Scott went down fighting in a re-match of her Peterborough women’s J14 1x, setting up what will surely be a fierce rivalry in the future.

The J14 4x+ of Dingo, Oliver, Jacques and Lucie were also victorious, with cox Polly Summerfield accumulating more silverware for Boston.

Sunday’s racing was over a shorter 750m course, where Lucie and Dingo paired up in the J14 2x and were in no mood for a gentle row as they stormed to victory.

The Latka twins, Ruby and Jasmine, made it a short day as they put their race to bed within 20 strokes to win the women’s J13 2x.

They then buddied up with friends and rivals Newark to obliterate the women’s J14 4x+ field.

The J14 4x+ from Saturday made it two from two on Sunday with a comfortable victory.

The adult ladies’ 4x broke their racing duck with a win in the IM3 4x.

The crew of Natasha Maynard, Jenna Chalmer, Hannah Futter and Nicole Hendy (pictured above) had been putting in hard sessions of late, and their work certainly came to fruition.

Jason Scott also made the final of the Novice 1x and just came up a fraction short.