By Peter Bond.
Taree served up two good days of rowing with Sunday being as close to perfect as possible. The water was calm, the weather was warm, with no rain and a minimum of wind in total contrast to the devastating tornado of the Taree Summer regatta.
46 Endeavour crews started for 10 wins, 8 seconds and 13 thirds. Sean Donza, Michael Eveleigh and Bec Davey brought home three medals each with five others winning two medals. Two impressive seconds went to Bec Davey in the Champion Womens Under 17 Single Sculls and Robert Weatherall in the Champion Mens Under 19 Single Sculls.
Mens D Grade Single Sculls: Mitchell Scales.
Womens D Grade Single Sculls: Elli Maher.
Mens C Grade Single Sculls: Michael Eveleigh.
Womens C Grade Single Sculls: Bec Davey.
Mens D Grade Double Sculls: Michael Eveleigh, Mitchell Scales.
Mens C Grade Double Sculls: Sean Donza + Manning River.
Womens C Grade Double Sculls: Elli Maher, Bec Davey.
Mens Masters Double Sculls: Sean Donza + Lake Macquarie.
Mens D Grade Four: Ayden Shepherd, Luke Budworth, Robert Weatherall, Prentice Bond with coxn Michael Eveleigh.
Mens C Grade Four: Ayden Shepherd, Sean Donza, Robert Weatherall, Prentice Bond with coxn Bec Davey.
From the beginning of the season, Hunter Valley Grammar School had taken the lead in the CDRA pointscore, steadily increasing their margin at every regatta due to their overwhelming number of entries. When Newcastle Grammar School belatedly joined the competition, they immediately jumped into second place and held that position due to their overwhelming number of entries. In the battle for the remaining positions, Newcastle held on to third place right up until the second last regatta when Endeavour overtook them to hold a 12 point advantage going into the last regatta. The championship regatta was a success for Endeavour, increasing their margin to comfortably take third place and earn the corresponding CDRA pointscore shield.
2018 CDRA Pointscore: