A ‘masterful’ display….St Neots Rowing Club Sunday 22nd April 2012
23rd April 2012
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A ‘masterful’ display….St Neots  Rowing Club
 
The men’s Masters Category C coxed four was the only boat sent from St.Neots Rowing Club on Sunday to compete in the annual Leicester Regatta.
 
The race itself is a 700m sprint along the Grand Union Canal “Mile Straight” in Leicester City Centre.
The crew of Clive Emmerson, Graham Mailer, Mick Staddon and Kevin Sadler was coxed superbly by 15 year old Ellie Sadler.
 
St.Neots were drawn in a straight final against opposition from Burton Leander, and took the initiative straight from the off putting in a blistering start to open a commanding lead in the first 100m.
Rating at 40 strokes per minute off the line proved to be too much for the opposition who never recovered.
St.Neots settled in to a steady rhythm of 34 strokes per minute and finished with a push 150m from the finish line which they cleared with a comfortable two length lead.
 
The Leicester race was one in a series of warm up races heading towards the National Masters Championships in late May, where hopefully the crews early season form will stand them in good stead.
 
Pictured left to right-   Mick Staddon, Kevin Sadler, Ellie Sadler, Clive Emmerson and Graham Mailer.
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