The Taree Summer Regatta had been postponed from January until March so that it was actually conducted in Autumn. The east coast low weather system in early March that caused severe flooding up and down the coast from Brisbane to Sydney, let Taree off relatively lightly. The Manning River rose to the base of the club house walls causing the cancellation of the CDRA Championships on 5/6th March and then receded to normal height before the Summer Regatta. However, as the lawn around the shed was saturated no trailers were allowed in the boating area. We took our trailer up a day early and parked in the best spot on the road above.
From when the first list of proposed entries was put together, 9 Endeavour members progressively pulled out, 2 because of Covid, 4 for other health reasons and 3 whose competition had been reduced to one race and decided that the trip was not worthwhile. On the plus side, we only needed to take 2 quads instead of 4 which gave room on the trailer for all of the boats required.
Over the two days, Endeavour had 30 starts for 3 wins, 6 seconds and 7 thirds. Chris Brennan and Lindy Nisbett led the way with two wins each followed by Di McShane with one. The Mens D Grade Double Scull of Peter Bowman and Tony Chadwick came oh-so-close to a fourth win, leading for 980 metres only to be caught by a younger crew and beaten by just 0.43 of a second.
Womens Masters Quad Sculls: Lindy Nisbett, Chris Brennan, Di McShane + composite.
Womens Masters Single Sculls: Lindy Nisbett
Womens Masters Single Sculls: Chris Brennan
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