TRENT Rowing Club finished the season flying high after posting an amazing 101 event wins – including a record four Victor Ludorum Trophy successes.
Trent completed their season at the popular Gloucester Summer and Ross on Wye regattas, and lifted their fourth Victor Ludorum Trophy after being named best club.
Racing at the Gloucester Regatta took place on the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal, and Trent juniors chalked up seven wins over a tough 600m course on still water.
Single scullers Sophie McMahon (junior 13), Lucy Holgate (junior 14) and Lucy McQuoney (junior 15) all topped the podium.
Junior 15 double scullers Jazmine Smith and Jess Gilbert, and Oliver Benton and Toby Louch, also finished top of the pile.
The junior 16 duo of Judith Lego and Kellie Hathaway added another gong before a magnificent seventh win was chalked up by Trent’s junior 15 coxed quad of Lucy McQuoney, Jazmine and Jade Smith, Jess Gilbert and cox Millie Benton.
Single sculler Ben Eames also won his senior race at Gloucester.
The Ross on Wye Regatta covered a 750m downstream course and featured competitors from as far afield as Australia and South Africa.
Ellen Sutherland won the junior 18 single scull. Sutherland then joined Catherine Williams, Eloise McMahon and Anna Cresswell to win the junior 18 quadruple sculls.
The masters division featured double sculls victories for Duncan Williams and Karl Benton as well as for the Caroline Williams and Amanda Matthews combination.
The final day’s racing at Ross gave juniors the opportunity to race against older and more experienced athletes in mixed crews with no age restrictions.
Victory went to Trent’s women’s intermediate level one quad of Ellen Sutherland, Judith Lego, Eloise McMahon and Catherine Williams.
Trent Rowing Club will celebrate their 150th Anniversary this year and with increased membership and unprecedented success on the water, the club continues to go from strength to strength.
The remarkable total of 101 race wins this season more than doubled the club’s previous record of 47.
A Trent Rowing Club spokesman said: “All this has been possible by increasing club membership numbers, the dedication and long hours of training put in by all the competitors and coaches, as well as the hard work and support from families and friends.
“The club is run entirely by its rowing members on a voluntary basis. If you can help in any way or have some expertise that you could volunteer to help the club they would love to hear from you.”
For information on joining Trent Rowing Club visit www.trentrc.org or contact club secretary Richard Gipson by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.