Rowing

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.

 

West Lakes - 3 March - School Premiership Regatta #3

Rowers were welcomed to the regatta in cool conditions under overcast skies and were soon into their work.  The year 9B boys soon had our attention winning their heat and reserving themselves a place in the A final – not to be outdone the A boys too were powering along in their heat until a spectacular mishap 150m from the finish saw the boat completely stopped while an oar was retrieved!  Both junior girls crews found the conditions hard going but managed podium finishes in their finals.

Senior crews had mixed fortunes, a previous injury meaning that the girls could only race by invitation, a minor shipwreck pushing the boys into the lane buoys in their preliminary event, their day rescued by a much improved effort in the final.

For entertainment value however the intermediate boys won the day – the B boys were looking great in their preliminary only to find the same crab that the year 9 boys found – 150m before the line!  Stopping dead in the water, the boys finally untangled themselves and held off a fast finishing crew on their inside with only three rowers!  The A boys looked the goods in their heat and followed up with a thrilling finish in the A final 0.42 seconds behind the winner!!

Pulteney is hosting the regatta this weekend, it will be a full day of school, club and Masters racing. 

Go Pulteney!!

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing

 

Results

Schoolboy Yr8/9D Coxed Quad Scull:  Prelim 4th:  Final 4th
Schoolboy Yr8/9C Coxed Quad Scull:  Prelim 5th:  Final 5th
Schoolboy Yr8/9B Coxed Quad Scull:  Heat 1 1st:  A Final 4th
Schoolboy Yr8/9A Coxed Quad Scull:  Heat 1 4th:  B Final 1st
Schoolgirl Yr8/9B Coxed Quad Scull:  Heat 1 5th:  B Final 3rd
Schoolgirl Yr8/9A Coxed Quad Scull:  Heat 1 6th:  B Final 2nd
Schoolboy 1st VIII:  Prelim 5th:  Final 5th
Schoolgirl 1st VIII: by invitation
Schoolboy Yr9/10B Coxed Quad Scull:  Prelim 2nd:  Final 4th
Schoolboy Yr9/10A Coxed Quad Scull:  Heat 1 1st:  A Final 2nd (by 0.42 sec)
Schoolgirl Yr9/10A Coxed Quad Scull:  Heat 5th:  Final – scratched (inj) 

 

 

West Lakes 24 & 25 February - State Championships Regatta

Despite being threatened by high winds on Saturday, the two day State Championships Regatta ran as scheduled, albeit in rather ‘lumpy’ conditions!  Pulteney boated senior eights and intermediate boys quads in school and age events, junior crews opting for a longer training session at the Torrens on Saturday.

Intermediate boys continue to show excellent improvement, the A crew qualifying for their final and finishing narrowly in second place, the B boys looking good before breaking an oar within sight of the finish line!  Thanks to James Mellor for filling in for the B crew at the last minute!

A number of senior boys also contested the U/17 single scull, James Mellor making it through to the final and rowing strongly in deteriorating conditions.  Day one was rounded out by our girls eight which put in a good performance with a new crew member slotting back in easily!

Day two saw better conditions and it was the boys in smaller boats leading the way.  Sam Button reached the final of U/19 singles while the intermediate boys raced as two doubles, William Rooke and Jesse Coombs reaching their final and competing strongly against larger opposition in a magnificent effort to finish third!  The senior girls raced again in the U/19 event putting a solid effort on the water to finish third - well done!  After a poor row in their heat, the boys eight put in a much improved row in their final finishing the day on a positive note.

Back to West Lakes this weekend for the third of the School Premiership Series Regattas – definitely in the final stretch to head of the River now!!

 

Go Pulteney!!

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing

 

Results – Day 1

Schoolboy Yr10 Coxed Quad:  Brown, Burgess, Rooke, Coombs, Thomas – Heat 1st; Final 2nd

U/17 Mens Single Scull: 
William Rooke – Heat 6th
Angus Brown – Heat 7th
James Burgess – Heat 6th
James Mellor – Heat 3rd;  Final 6th

Schoolgirl 8+: Perrott, Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, Kailis-Philips, Monck, Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb – Heat 4th; Final 7th 

Results – Day 2

U/19 Mens Single Scull:  Sam Button – Heat 1st;  Final 4th

U/17 Mens Double Scull:
Rooke, Coombs – Heat 2nd; Final 3rd
Denton, Brown – Heat 4th

U/19 Womens 8+: Perrott, Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, Kailis-Philips, Monck, Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb – Final 3rd

Schoolboy 8+: O’Dea, Wilson, Cockburn, S Button, Mellor, Lucas, Nielsen, Horsell, Pledge – Heat 4th;  Final 4th

 

West Lakes 17 February

Last weekend all six junior crews raced in the second of three School Premiership Series Regattas at West Lakes while senior and intermediate crews trained at Port Adelaide.

There were some very encouraging results at West Lakes, both A & B boys crews qualifying through to their respective ‘A’ finals, the B boys registering the third fastest time overall in their heat.  Other crews have the challenge before them to be competitive at Head of the River in four short weeks time!

After disappointing performances in recent weeks, the decision was taken for senior and intermediate crews to train instead of racing on Saturday and Sunday.  Conditions at Port Adelaide were ideal for rowing with long, flat water, mild weather and few interruptions and we thank Port Adelaide Rowing Club for allowing us the use of their facilities.  Coaches were pleased to be able to catch up some of the lost training kilometres and all crews benefitted from having coaches next to them for the day.  The long day on Saturday was followed up by a shorter half day at West Lakes on Sunday to reinforce gains made at the Port.

Overall a most beneficial weekend for all crews, juniors through to seniors.

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing

Results

Schoolboy Yr8/9D Coxed Quad:  Prelim 6th;  Final 5th
Schoolboy Yr8/9C Coxed Quad:  Prelim 6th;  Final 6th
Schoolboy Yr8/9B Coxed Quad:  Heat 2nd;  A Final 4th
Schoolboy Yr8/9A Coxed Quad:  Heat 4th;  A Final 7th 
Schoolgirl Yr8/9B Coxed Quad:  Heat 5th;  B Final 3rd
Schoolgirl Yr8/9A Coxed Quad:  Heat 5th;  B Final 3rd

 

 

West Lakes Regatta - 10 February 2018

Results

Schoolboy Yr8/9 Coxed Quad: Candy, Bell, Darker, M Button, B Woolley – Heat 2nd; A Final 8th
Schoolboy Yr8/9 Coxed Quad: DeJong, Hillen, Wise, Symons, Hillock – Heat 5th; C Final 3rd
Schoolboy Yr8/9 Coxed Quad: Redpath, Evans, Winter, Yew, Chappell – Heat 4th; B Final 7th
Schoolgirl Yr8/9 Coxed Quad:  Keene, Healy, Young, L Molony, A Nikoloff – Heat 4th; B Final 6th
Schoolgirl Yr8/9 Coxed Quad:  Koch, Tang, Verhulst, Tucker, Ruff – Heat 6th; C Final 4th
U/19 Mens Single Scull: Div 2:  Sam Button – 1st
U/19 Mens Single Scull: Div 4:  Tom O’Dea – 6th
U/19 Mens Double Scull:
  Rooke, Coombs – 3rd:  Denton, A Brown – 4th
Schoolboy Yr9/10 Coxed Quad: A Brown, Burgess, Rooke, Coombs, Thomas – Heat 2nd; A Final 3rd
Schoolgirl Yr9/10 Coxed Quad: McDougall, Casey, Elgar, Bennett, Howell-Meuers – Heat 1st; A Final 7th
Schoolboy 8+: Div 2: N Hassan, Lucas, Cockburn, Wilson, Mellor, S Button, Nielsen, Horsell, Pledge - 4th
Schoolgirl 8+: Div 2:  Perrott, M Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, K Verhulst, Monck, A Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb – 5th
U/19 Mens 8+: N Hassan, Lucas, Cockburn, Wilson, Mellor, S Button, Nielsen, Horsell, Pledge – 3rd
U/19 Womens 8+: Perrott, M Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, K Verhulst, Monck, A Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb – 2nd
U/17 Mens Single Scull: Div 3  William Rooke – 1st
U/17 Mens Single Scull: Div 1  James Mellor – 2nd
U/17 Mens Single Scull: Div 1  Jesse Coombs – 3rd

 

 

Schools Premiership Series Regatta - 3 February, 2018

Whether it was the delayed effect of the super blue blood moon lunar eclipse of earlier in the week or just ‘back to school blues’, our rowers were generally flat for the first of the School Premiership Series Regattas on Saturday.

After some frantic late night reorganisation juniors were soon on the water and competing in their heats or preliminary events, thanks to Tiarn Verhulst for being able to step up and fill in for the year 9A girls – her first ever race (who would have known?!).  Finn Boylen also make a great first impression confidently coxing the boys C crew through their heat and final and returning the crew safely to the beach – no small feat!  Congratulations to both of you.

Intermediate boys continue to be competitive and are training well while inter girls auditioned a stand in coxswain – thank you Milly G.  Senior crews battled hard in both races but were off the pace this week.

Next week we are back at West Lakes for a long day of racing which will include school and under age events for our rowers as well as competitors in both single and double sculls!

Go Pulteney! 

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing

 

Results
Schoolboy Yr 8/9D Coxed quad scull: Prelim  4th; Final 4th
Schoolboy Yr 8/9C Coxed quad scull:  Prelim  3rd;  Final  4th
Schoolboy Yr 8/9B Coxed quad scull:  Heat 3rd;  A Final 5th
Schoolboy Yr 8/9A Coxed quad scull:  Heat 5th;  B Final  2nd
Schoolgirl Yr 8/9A Coxed quad scull:  Heat 5th;  B Final  4th
Schoolboy 1st 8:  Preliminary 4th;  Final  4th
Schoolgirl 1st 8:   Preliminary  6th;  Final  6th
Schoolboy Yr 9/10B Coxed quad scull:  Prelim 5th;  Final  6th
Schoolboy Yr 9/10A Coxed quad scull:  Prelim 5th;  Final  4th
Schoolgirl Yr 9/10A Coxed quad scull:  Heat 5th;  B Final 2nd

 

 

West Lakes 40th Anniversary Regatta - Saturday 2 December

Unfortunately for hosts Adelaide High School, the 40th Anniversary Regatta last weekend was affected by high winds for most of the day resulting in many schools and clubs withdrawing from the event.

Rowing SA was on the front foot on Friday afternoon having seen the Marine Weather Warning for West Lakes, culling early events pending a decision on the remainder of the regatta.  In view of the very bleak forecast and with the real prospect of injury and breakages in mountainous seas, the decision was taken to withdraw.

This would have been the last regatta for Tane Pardoe who leaves us to pursue his rugby dream in Queensland at the end of the year.  As half of the Pardoe Powerhouse in the middle of the quad Tane’s departure will quite literally leave a huge void in the squad, his smiling presence and creative banter will be missed!  We all wish Tane every success for this opportunity.

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing

 

‘Juniors Only’ Regatta Saturday 25 November

While the rest of the Boat Club was training at West Lakes, junior crews were competing in their own regatta on the Torrens.  For many, this was their first experience of the 850m course starting at the weir and finishing just east of the Adelaide Oval footbridge, racing three lanes at a time and negotiating a corner half way along! 

Conditions for racing were perfect Pulteney crews able to enjoy the luxury of the air conditioned boatshed between events!  For the first time this season we boated four year 8 boys crews and two girls crews in two rounds of racing, all took to their work with great enthusiasm giving their all for the Navy Blue!  Congratulations to Sophie Ruff who coxed her first races on Saturday, taking on the course with confidence – great work! 

Next weekend is the last metropolitan regatta of 2017 and Pulteney will again be out in force.  We would love to see you at the new Pulteney tent, home of the famous egg & bacon roll !! 

GO PULTENEY!! 

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing

 

Results – Rounds 1 & 2

Schoolboy Yr8D Coxed Quad: Hassan, Hillen, Chappell, Howell-Meuers, Radford – 2nd; 2nd

Schoolboy Yr8C Coxed Quad: DeJong, Yew, Woolley, Wise, A Nikoloff – 2nd; 3rd

Schoolboy Yr8B Coxed Quad: Redpath, AP Nikoloff, Symons, Candy, Hillock – 2nd; 2nd

Schoolboy Yr8A Coxed Quad: Darker, Bell, Luksich, Button, Johnston – 2nd; 2nd

Schoolgirl Yr8B Coxed Quad: Koch, Tang, Brown, Tucker, Champion/ Ruff – 2nd; 3rd

Schoolgirl Yr8A Coxed Quad: Keene, Healey, Young, Molony, A Nikoloff – 2nd; 2nd

 

 

Head of the Port Regatta - 18 November 2017

The Head of the Port Regatta last weekend was run in beautiful conditions on the Port River, unfortunately for the organisers however, the event was not well attended, particularly by schools.  This resulted in several one-sided events which sadly included the Cornell Shield for Schoolboy Eights and the Doris Ward Perpetual for Schoolgirl Eights.

Many of our rowers would not have been to the Port before, especially to race so the long, long walk to waters edge would have been a novelty – as were the frequent interruptions by tug boats and wayward pleasure craft - there was even a dolphin sighting!

Congratulations to Millie Bennett who jumped into the bow seat of the girls eight for their third grade event – unfortunately there was no fairy tale ending, our girls pipped at the post in a tight contest!

Other highlights include a win to William Rooke and Jesse Coombs in the third grade double late in the day and the continued domination of our intermediate boys.

Two of our students, Jesse Coombs and James Mellor competed in the Australian Indoor Rowing Championships on 12 November, results from 23 centres around the country were received and tabulated, James won gold in the 2000m and 1000m (Australian record) and silver in 500m and 1 minute events; Jesse won gold in the 500m event (Australian record), silver in the 1000m and bronze in the 1 minute – great work both boys!

Racing this week is ‘Juniors Only’ at the Torrens with all other crews training at West Lakes – speak to coaches for details!

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing

 

Results

Schoolgirl Yr8/9B Coxed Quad: Koch, Tang, Brown, Tucker, Howell-Meuers – 4th

Schoolgirl Yr8/9A Coxed Quad: Keene, Healey, Young, L Molony, A Nikoloff – 4th

Schoolboy Yr8/9C Coxed Quad: Chappell, Wise, D Hassan, DeJong, Hillen – 5th

Schoolboy Yr8/9B Coxed Quad: Redpath, A P Nikoloff, Symons, Darker, Hillock – 4th

Schoolboy Yr8/9A Coxed Quad: Bell, Candy, Luksich, M Button, B Woolley – 2nd

3rd Grade Womens Eight: Bennett, M Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, Verhulst, Monck, A Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb – 2nd

3rd Grade Mens Eight: N Hassan, Wilson, Mellor, S Button, Cockburn, Lucas, Nielsen, Horsell, Pledge – 1st

3rd Grade Womens Coxed Quad:

Div 2 Koch, Tang, Brown, Tucker, Howell-Meuers – 4th

Div 3 McDougall, Casey, Elgar, Bennett, Tubb – 2nd

Div 3 Keene, Healey, Young, L Molony, A Nikoloff – 5th

3rd Grade Mens Coxed Quad:

Div 1 Chappell, Hillen, Yew, Wise, DeJong 5th

Div 2 Bell, Candy, Luksich, M Button, B Woolley – 2nd

Div 2 Redpath, A P Nikoloff, Symons, Darker, Hillock – 3rd

Div 3 Denton, Kilgariff-Johnson, Coombs, Burgess, A Brown – 2nd

Div 4 Dickinson, H Pardoe, T Pardoe, Rooke, Thomas – 1st

Schoolgirl Eight: (Row over) Perrott, M Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, Verhulst, Monck, A Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb - Doris Ward Shield

Schoolgirl Yr9/10A Coxed Quad: McDougall, Casey, Elgar, Bennett, Tubb – 3rd

Schoolboy Yr9/10B Coxed Quad: Dickinson, Kilgariff-Johnson, H Pardoe, A Brown, Denton – 3rd

Schoolboy Eight: (Row over) N Hassan, Wilson, Mellor, S Button, Cockburn, Lucas, Nielsen, Horsell, Pledge - Cornell Shield

2nd Grade Womens Eight: (Row over) Perrott, M Woolley, Rigda, Chapman, Verhulst, Monck, A Molony, Turczynowicz, Tubb

3rd Grade Mens Double: Coombs, Rooke – 1st

 

 

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!

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing

 

RESULTS:

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 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!

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing

Results:

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!

 

Richard Sexton
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.

Richard Sexton
Head of Rowing