Three Endeavour members travelled south to Victoria for the National Masters on Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree. With the reputation of being one of the coldest rowing courses in Australia, the lake lived up to its reputation. A cross breeze for the first two days did not help, blowing crews off the starting platforms and delaying starts for up to ten minutes while boats were brought under control.
Endeavour had 12 starts for 1 win, 3 seconds and 2 thirds earning 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in championship events as well as a first and a second in divisions of mixed events. Lindy Nisbett led the medal count with 2 silver and a bronze as well as both mixed medals while both Di McShane and Chris Brennan each earned a silver and a bronze.
Endeavour’s most exciting race was the Womens G Quad with Endeavour leading for most of the race only to be caught just short of the line by a composite Victorian crew. In the Womens G Single and Womens G Lightweight Single, Chris Brennan and Lindy Nisbett both had tight struggles as they approached the finish, both battling for second place. Chris missed out by only 0.27 second to came third while Lindy held on by the even smaller margin of 0.15 second for second place.
Endeavour is proud of the achievements of these three representatives who did so well despite the inability to row at our site for 2 months due to mud on our ramp from the flood while their opponents continued to train.
Silver – WMG Qx: Di McShane, Chris Brennan, Lindy Nisbett + composite.
Silver – WMGLw 1x: Lindy Nisbett.
Bronze – WMG 8+: Di McShane, Lindy Nisbett + composite.
Bronze – WMG 1x: Chris Brennan.
First – Mixed H-M 2x: Lindy Nisbett + composite.
Second – Mixed H-M 8+: Lindy Nisbett coxn.