Welcome to the Rowing results and reports page of the School website. Whenever possible, results will be posted here as soon as possible as they are received.
Murray Bridge Regatta – 11 November 2017
It was an all out assault by Pulteney crews at the annual Murray Bridge Regatta last weekend! In an adjusted regatta schedule, big boats were out first, the earlier start obviously agreeing with our boys who cruised to first place ahead of unpredictable rival Unley High. Our senior girls also continue to improve, finishing on the podium for the first time.
The Boat Club was very well represented in third grade mens and womens events which were next on the card – in all our crews placed in five of their seven events including three first places. The result could have been even better if not for a late crab by the girls and an apparent Bunyip attack which left a boys boat with bent rudder and missing fin!
The year 11 boys were next to take on the course as a coxed four, finishing second in blustery conditions before the senior girls also took to the water for their 2nd grade eight race, followed by ‘school’ quad events.
Junior boys were first this week, our C crew losing an oar and failing to finish, the B crew (with two substitutes) finishing second in their division and fifth overall while the A boys worked hard. The girls B crew (with two year 7’s) maintained their composure as did the A girls and intermediate girls crew.
Intermediate boys continue to show strong form, B’s finishing third while the A boys won their event, defeating long time rivals Scotch College in fine form!
After lunch the senior boys competed in the 3 Mile Eight race, a handicapped event for all comers and held at Murray Bridge for many years. Race distance is officially 4.8km, our boys finished third in their division and rowed well.
In all it was a good day at Murray Bridge, fortunately the weather was not as harsh as was predicted and, although windy at times, was generally quite pleasant. Next week we are at Port Adelaide – hope to see you all there!
Head of Rowing
Schoolboy Eight: N Hassan, Wilson, Mellor, S Button, Cockburn, Lucas, Nielsen, Horsell, Pledge – 1st
Schoolgirl Eight: Perrott, M Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, K Verhulst, Monck, A Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb – 3rd
3rd Grade Mens Quad Scull:
Div 1: Yew, A P Nikoloff, Wise, Bell, Hillock – 5th
Div 3: Dickinson, H Pardoe, T Pardoe, Rooke, Thomas – 1st
Div 4: M Button, Luksich, Candy, Darker, B Woolley – 2nd
Div 5: Denton, Kilgariff-Johnson, Coombs, Burgess, A Brown – 1st
Div 6: Chappell, D Hassan, Howell-Meuers, Evans, DeJong – 5th
3rd Grade Womens Quad Scull:
Div 1: Keene, Healey, Young, L Molony, A Nikoloff – 3rd
Div 3: Koch, Tang, P Brown, T Tucker, Hillen – 4th
Div 4: McDougall, Casey, Elgar, Bennett, I Tucker – 1st
Schoolboy Coxed Four: Nielsen, Lucas, Cockburn, Horsell, Pledge – 2nd
2nd Grade Womens Eight: Perrott, M Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, K Verhulst, Monck, A Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb – 4th
Schoolboy Yr8/9C Coxed Quad: Yew, Hillen, Wise, DeJong, Chappell – DNF
Schoolboy Yr8/9B Coxed Quad: Div 2 - D Hassan, AP Nikoloff, Evans, Bell, Hillock – 2nd
Schoolboy Yr8/9A Coxed Quad: M Button, Luksich, Candy, Darker, B Woolley – 6th
Schoolgirl Yr8/9B Coxed Quad: Div 2 - Koch, Tang, P Brown, T Tucker, Howell-Meuers – 5th
Schoolgirl Yr8/9A Coxed Quad: Keene, Healey, Young, L Molony, A Nikoloff – 7th
Schoolboy Yr9/10B Coxed Quad: Dickinson, Kilgariff-Johnson, H Pardoe, A Brown, Denton – 3rd
Schoolboy Yr9/10A Coxed Quad: Burgess, Rooke, T Pardoe, Coombs, Thomas – 1st
Schoolgirl Yr9/10A Coxed Quad: McDougall, Casey, Elgar, Bennett, I Tucker – 7th
3 Mile Eight Handicap – N Hassan, Wilson, Mellor, S Button, Cockburn, Lucas, Nielsen, Horsell, Pledge - RESULT
2nd Grade Womens Coxed Quad: Div 2 – M Woolley, A Molony, Turczynowicz, Chapman, Tubb – 4th
West Lakes Regatta - 4 November and hosted by Pembroke
It was a strange sight at West Lakes as trailers of boats, tents and barbecues began arriving under the light of a full moon in the north west, an army of helpers scurrying around making preparations for the day.
After sunrise conditions had not abated, the icy wind cutting through and creating rough conditions on the water. Regardless, our junior crews took to the water for their first test over the 1,000m journey, both girls crews returning intact and showing the way to our boys. Congratulations to Lily Koch and Cooper Hillen for successfully completing their first race under the Navy Blue banner – great work!
Next on the water were single scullers from the senior boys squad racing over 1,000m with some courageous sculling in very tricky conditions. Cam Horsell finished a composed second while Will Cockburn looked long and strong (except for a couple of hiccups). On his 17th birthday however the newly named Captain of Boats overshadowed them both with an impressive win in his division, replicated in the next division when Daniel Nielsen held off a determined Port Adelaide sculler to win also!!
Third grade quads saw all crews entered and racing against club and school crews of varying age and experience, the highlight of which was the intermediate girls’ performance, winning their division in a tight finish. A great first win for Abby McDougall and Abby Elgar and great encouragement for these girls! Other winners were intermediate boys – led by the Pardoe engine room and last season’s year 10 quad, both of whom finished comfortably in front. The mornings racing was rounded out with intermediate boys and girls events, the girls continuing to improve and both boys crews finishing narrowly into second.
After the break the big boats were out, our girls feeling happy and ready for the challenge after a pleasing warm up around Delfin Island, the crew rowing better every time they take to the water. Senior boys found themselves in the faster of the two divisions, finishing an encouraging fourth fastest overall and finishing strongly.
Pulteney finished the day strongly with an impressive win in the double to William Rooke and Jesse Coombs who powered through worsening conditions to easily take out their division of 3rd grade double, beaten overall only by a combination from Adelaide Uni.
Next week we are racing at Murray Bridge with a full contingent of crews again. The Pulteney tent will be on Sturt Reserve so why not come for a drive in the country, drop in and cheer on our wonderful rowers!
Head of Rowing
Schoolgirl Yr8/9B Coxed Quad: Koch, Champion, Young, Keene, Howel-Meuers – 6th
Schoolgirl Yr8/9A Coxed Quad: D1 Tang, Healey, Tucker, L Molony, A Nikoloff – 3rd
Schoolboy Yr8/9C Coxed Quad: Chappell, D Hassan, Evans, DeJong, A P Nikoloff – 7th
Schoolboy Yr8/9B Coxed Quad: Luksich, Wise, Darker, Redpath, Hillock – 3rd
Schoolboy Yr8/9A Coxed Quad: Bell, Symons, Candy, M Button, B Woolley – 5th
3rd Grade Mens Single: D1 Cam Horsell – 2nd
3rd Grade Mens Single: D3 William Cockburn – 6th
3rd Grade Mens Single: D4 Anthony Lucas – 1st
3rd Grade Mens Single: D5 Daniel Nielsen – 1st
3rd Grade Womens Coxed Quad: D2 Keene, Healy, Young, L Molony, A Nikoloff – 5th
3rd Grade Womens Coxed Quad: D3 Koch, Tang, Champion, Tucker, Chappell – 6th
3rd Grade Womens Coxed Quad: D5 McDougall, Casey, Elgar, Bennett, Penberthy – 1st
3rd Grade Mens Coxed Quad: D1
Denton, Dickinson, Kilgariff-Johnson, Burgess, Brown – 2nd
Bell, Symons, Candy, M Button, B Woolley – 6th
Hillen, Howell-Meuers, Evans, A P Nikoloff, DeJong – 8th
3rd Grade Mens Coxed Quad: D2 Rooke, H Pardoe, T Pardoe, Coombs, Thomas – 1st
3rd Grade Mens Coxed Quad: D3 Luksich, Wise, Darker, Redpath, Hillock – 3rd
3rd Grade Mens Coxed Quad: D5 N Hassan, S Button, Mellor, Wilson, Pledge – 1st
Schoolgirl Yr9/10A Coxed Quad: D2 McEDougall, Casey, Elgar, Bennett, Penberthy – 3rd
Schoolboy Yr9/10B Coxed Quad: Dickinson, Kilgariff-Johnson, H Pardoe, Brown, Denton – 2nd
Schoolboy Yr9/10A Coxed Quad: Burgess, Rooke, T Pardoe, Coombs, Thomas – 2nd
Schoolgirl Eight: Perrott, M Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, Verhulst, Monck, A Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb – 4th
Schoolboy Eight: N Hassan, Wilson, Mellor, S Button, Cockburn, Lucas, Nielsen, Horsell, Pledge – 4th
3rd Grade Mens Double: D1 Rooke, Coombs – 1st
'Round The Island' Regatta - Saturday 28 October
Last weekend was the annual ‘Round The Island’ Regatta at West Lakes. Crews are released from the start at 30 second intervals and head up the course, veering east to circumnavigate Delfin Island in an anti-clockwise direction finishing opposite the judging tower.
Three Pulteney crews headed to the start in ideal rowing conditions, unfortunately for our senior girls however, the race never really started, a snapped backarm after only two strokes preventing the boat from taking any further part! Great work by coxswain Lexi who remained cool in the crisis, safely moving the boat off the course and out of harms way!
The Intermediate girls found themselves in a field of eleven school quads, safely finishing the winding 7km course in the middle of the pack, no doubt pleased with their effort and better for the experience.
The talk of the Pulteney shed however were the senior boys who finished third in a field of nine, managing to overtake two first crews and making up time on the two crews who started ahead of them!! Great work boys!
Next weekend is the 40th Anniversary Regatta at West Lakes which will give crews an indication of where they sit over the 2,000m race distance. Pulteney is boating eleven crews plus single scull in a full regatta schedule. We look forward to seeing you there for a great day of racing!
Head of Rowing
‘Henley on Torrens’ Regatta, Saturday 21 October 2017
On Saturday five junior crews competed in the annual ‘Henley on Torrens’ Regatta on the 350m Kate Slatter sprint course in the city. For many rowers this was their first taste of racing, for others this was their first race since last season – either way, excitement levels were high!
Conditions were calm and cool - as were coaches as they organised their charges and made final preparation for the less than taxing race program. The Torrens course is a mere three lanes wide which means more heats than usual and a very select group who would make it through as one of the three fastest overall.
Girls crews were first on the program, lining up opposite the Pulteney shed and headed toward the footbridge in a frantic dash. Our two crews found themselves in a field of fourteen, our better placed crew winning their heat and finishing fourth fastest overall, missing the final by .25 seconds!. Boys were next, three Pulteney boats in a field of nineteen, all with a story to tell after their heats! Will Evans will remember this race as the time his oars attacked him while in another boat the crew enjoyed a scenic route to the finish! The other boat however cruised through, winning their heat and qualifying for the final in style! What an amazing effort too – to finish second in that final !!
All crews must be congratulated on their first regatta for the season and for their very encouraging performances, we need now to prepare for our usual race distance and our ability to maintain good technique over 1,000m!
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Season Opener and Fun Run on Sunday, around 60 runners and walkers enjoyed a beautiful Spring morning around the Torrens in support of the Boat Club. Those assembled were introduced to our coaches and student leaders for the 2017-18 season.
Congratulations to Captain of Rowing Kate Chapman, Vice Captains Lucy Turczynowicz and Cameron Horsell and Captain of Boats Anthony Lucas.
Next weekend is the ‘Round The Island’ time trial for intermediate and senior crews, others will have training as advised by coaches.
Head of Rowing