manning river regattas - November 2022
We hadn’t been able to row on the Hunter for at least 3 weeks due to the constant high water and continuous rain. We sent Owen Redhead down to test the waters but he went bottoms up before he could get near the edge. Finally, on the Thursday before the regatta, the water was so high that it rose above the slippery mud that had been Owen's downfall. Despite the rapid flow we decided to get in at least one training session.
The Manning River was far better behaved than the Hunter and the weather was beautiful for most of Saturday's regatta, although the rain for the last half hour did put a dampener on proceedings.
Endeavour finished up with 3 wins, 2 seconds and 5 thirds – not bad considering our dearth of on-water training.
Womens Masters Single Scull: Chris Brennan.
Womens Masters Double Scull: Lindy Nisbett, Chris Brennan.
IWomens Masters Quad Scull: Lindy Nisbett, Di McShane, Chris Brennan + composite.
Head of the Manning - November 6 2022
Sunday morning for the row around Dumaresq was perfect with calm water, a mild breeze and clear skies (and no rain). Endeavour had only one starter, Peter Bowman in Mens Masters Single Sculls. Peter was placed 4th out of 7 starters in his event - a commendable result - but for Peter it was more about the journey than the competition. As Peter said, with 16 kilometres to row compared to the usual one kilometre race, the Head was the best value per kilometre for the standard entry fee.
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