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URC 150th Jubilee
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1970s URC Reunion
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2020 Aoraki 1000

17th - 18th October, Lake Ruataniwha

Although the weather was not as settled as last year, the Saturday’s heat racing was completed. Sunday provided the usual stop starts Twizel is known for and was later abandoned before completion.

It was fabulous to see the Novice Juniors and Juniors all enjoying each others’ company both at the trailer and the spectator tent. Rowers were assisting each other on and off the water and genuinely excited in each other’s performances. A special thanks to our learn to rowers Xander and Finn for their assistance over the two days; they were a great help returning oars to the racks and collecting and returning the alpha numeric numbers.

Boat loading provided an opportunity for the Juniors to learn how to boat load and tie down boats; thank you Stuart for your instructions and organisation. ‘A’ Finals were achieved by our various rowers in every event entered. This is an excellent result, congratulations to all!

Deb Hymers-Ross


Girls u17 double sculls: 3rd B Final: Ashlinn Sherwood, Beth Farrell; 2nd B Final: Ashtyn Hodges, Jaimee Garland
Girls U17 double sculls: 8th A Final: Caitlin Dent, Ella McNab
Girls U16 double sculls: 7th A Final: Eva Bader, Lauren Isitt; 9th A Final: Samantha Lewell, Isabella McConaghty
Mens masters double sculls: 3rd A Final: Russell Watson, Kim Harris
Boys U17 single sculls: 5th A Final: Alex Fletcher; 4th A Final: Barend Erasmus
Mens 50% novice double sculls: 2rd A Final: Stu Wade, Nic Pilditch; 2th A Final: Alex Fletcher, Barend Erasmus; 9th A Final: Russell Watson, Kim Harris
Womens 50% novice coxed quad sculls: 10th A Final: Caitlin Dent, Ella McNab, Beth Farrell, Jaimee Garland; 5th B Final: Ashlinn Sherwood, Samantha Lewell, Isabella McConaghty, Ashtyn Hodges
Mens 50% novice coxed quad sculls: 2rd A Final: Stu Wade, Nic Pilditch, Alex Fletcher, Barend Erasmus, Elle Wills
Womens 50% novice double sculls: 4rd B Final: Astrid Harris, Gina Colvin; 8th A Final: Samantha Lewell, Jaimee Garland;5th A Final: Isabella McConaghty, Ashtyn Hodges
Womens 50% novice coxed quad sculls: 6th A Final: Tanja McDonald, Gina Colvin, Astrid Harris, Izzy Watson, Elle Wills