It was touch and go as to whether it would be possible to stage Molesey Regatta this year, as there was a strong flow following the downpours in the week leading up to the regatta on 14 July. However, Saturday’s racing did go ahead and the fast flow made for some interesting starts on the stake boats, with eleven capsizes in all (two fours and several doubles and singles!).
Anna and Lynda benefited from this in the first race in their WMasC 2x event, heading off down the course while their opponents (Ardingly) went in at the first stroke! They subsequently lost by 1 3/4 lengths in the final to a crew from Eton Excelsior who had defeated Kat and Laura in an earlier heat by a similar distance.
Jo, Christina and Holly were racing their singles and also managed to stay upright, with Jo winning her WMasB event – congratulations!
Rachel and Hayley Kugele of the Senior Women’s squad also had comfortable wins in their WIM2 2x event, beating Thames by 4 lengths in their first heat and Eton Excelsior by 2 1/2 lengths in the final.