A new rowing series hosted by Shepparton Rowing Club at Nagambie drew good numbers on Sunday and Tim and Will Day finished first and second in the main event.DAMEN FRANCIS June 19, 2014 3:10am
Australian representatives Tim and Will Day headlined the first event in a new rowing series at Nagambie on Sunday.
The event was hosted by Shepparton Rowing Club, which devised the inaugural series, and drew rowers from Shepparton, Nagambie and Rutherglen.
Nagambie’s Day brothers blitzed the 20-strong field on their home course in the 6
Tim recorded the fastest time of the day, clocking in at 24
Nagambie’s Renee Tattersall was the fastest woman, crossing the line in 29:37.
Tim Day said there were a few glitches to be ironed out, but the winter sculling series was a great initiative.
‘‘It was the first time they’ve done it and there were a few issues that need to be fixed, but it was a good learning curve for the organisers,’’ Day said.
‘‘It ran pretty smoothly. There was a bit of a breeze, but it was a nice temperature once you got rowing and everyone finished.
‘‘I personally think it’s a good thing and I like to promote rowing in regional areas. It’s good for rowers to get outside their rowing clubs and experience a friendly, competitive environment.’’
Day said the series gave developing regional rowers a chance to compete and mix with experienced rowers such as he, his brother and Tattersall, and represented a good race-scenario training opportunity for more established competitors.
Shepparton Rowing Club president David Schier said despite popular belief, rowing was a year-round sport and the aim was to provide long-distance racing, predominately in single sculls.
‘‘We aim to run a series of sculling events through to September to give rowers a periodic focus for competition,’’ Schier said.
‘‘The Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre is a tremendous facility and is under-utilised during winter. It is the perfect venue for this event.’’
Scullers competed against the clock across various distances in separate events from 6
Three Shepparton scullers — Hannah Quick, Ella Bertolus and Mandhree Ekanayake — rowed shorter distances.
The next event in the series is July 20.
Fire pods offer firefighters the chance to tackle realistic situations.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
There was a good turnout for Wednesday’s Remembrance Day service in Tatura, which saw a number of wreaths laid at the War Memorial, and the presentation to Brad Corken, of the Tatura RSL Spirit Award 2015, by president Robert Mathieson.
ECHUCA has a new crossfit gym.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
The lead up to the Christmas period has seen a group Moira Foodshare volunteers providing necessary food for those in need, one box at a time.
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Seven bridges along the Goulburn Valley Highway will be strengthened to allow larger, high productivity vehicles to use them.
Benalla Violet Town United's first defeat since joining the Wangaratta and District Cricket Association looks imminent.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.