Eighteen Endeavour rowers raced in the Reindeer and State Sprint regattas at SIRC recording 2 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds including 3 state medals from 25 starts. We had some good performances in the morning’s non-championship reindeer events but the best was left till last. What else can be said than WOW! (wonderful women). What great rowing!
Endeavour has won medals at the State Sprint Championships before but never more than a single gold. In 2 tight finishes where our crews had to throw everything at their opponents to survive, our women fought magnificently to cross the line first.
Eight crews, ranging in age categories from A to E, started in the Womens Masters Quad Sculls. Our crew of Lindy Nisbett, Natalie Williamson, Rosie Furness and Di McShane, being in the oldest category, started off ‘Go’. Endeavour and the Drummoyne crew in the lane next to them battled for the lead all the way down the course. With 50 metres to go, their bowballs were in line but Endeavour squeezed out enough to cross first by only 0.51 second.
In the D/E division of the Womens Masters Double Sculls, 3 crews could have won at the 100 metre mark. Rosie Furness and Di McShane were too strong in the closing stages to draw ahead for a 1.58 second win ahead of Corowa and North Shore.
Lindy Nisbett also had a tight finish in the F-H division of Womens Masters Single Sculls coming third, only 0.33 seconds behind second place.
Gold - Champion Womens Masters [A-E] Quad Sculls: Lindy Nisbett, Natalie Williamson, Rosie Furness, Di McShane.
Gold - Champion Womens Masters [D,E] Double Sculls: Rosie Furness, Di McShane.
Bronze - Champion Womens Masters [F-H] Single Sculls: Lindy Nisbett.
Reindeer place getters:
2nd - Womens Masters [D,E] Double Sculls: Rosie Furness, Di McShane.
2nd - Womens Masters [F-H] Double Sculls: Lindy Nisbett, Chris Brennan.
3rd - Womens Masters [F-H] Single Sculls: Chris Brennan.