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2014 NZ Masters Games

7 - 8 February

On the way to winning the E quad

Prepared by another of Jim Little's excellent training programmes, Dorle, Stéphane, Danny and Mike struck gold at the Masters Games. It can't get much better than golds in all outdoor rowing events Union contested as well as two silvers. Armed with ex Otago rower Brendan O'Dea's local knowledge to stay close to the sea wall, Union crews steered their way successfully throughout the regatta where some others found their way into the middle of the shipping channel by the end of their races. Harbour rowing in Dunedin creates a very different set of on the water conditions to Kerrs Reach. An overcast day and Dunedin's version of a light breeze meant that the harbour had some wave action to contend with at times. However, we did enough to beat the locals and the visitors!

Dorle Pauli winning silver in the women's single

Mixed C double

Gold: Stéphane Chretien, Dorle Pauli

Women's D single

Silver: Dorle Pauli

Mens D double

Gold: Stéphane Chretien, Mike Fowler

Mens D quad

Gold: Stéphane Chretien, Mike Fowler, Danny Blair, Dorle Pauli

D and E quad

Mens E single

Gold: Danny Blair Silver: Mike Fowler

Mixed E double

Gold: Danny Blair, Dorle Pauli

Mens E double

Gold: Mike Fowler, Danny Blair

Mens E quad

Gold: Stéphane Chretien, Mike Fowler, Danny Blair, Dorle Pauli

Mens E double

In the Friday, Indoor rowing events,

Stéphane took two golds in the 2000m with an impressive 6 minutes 58 and 1000m [3.22] in the mens C lightweight events, and Mike won silver in the mens E 1000m [3.20].

Stéphane at the start of the 1000m