COALPORTERS REGATTA LIVE UPDATES

20th July 2019

Summary:

Livvi Bull & Richard Wadsworth gunning for key championship points in Junior categories.

Ellie Potter & Alex Barnes also entered in Junior Scull events.

Tim Bull, representing Lymington, racing with Christchurch and BTC in the Masters races.

Sam Botting making his sculling debut at higher Junior Sculls status as a late entry.

Live updates:


16.40 - That's all folks! Lymington complete all entries for today. Regatta report to follow later in the week.

16.39 - RACE WIN: Tim takes victory with BTC in the Masters Over 50 race! His crew won by 3-4 lengths over Poole and Livvi's Christchurch crew. 

15.59 - Inter-family battle now as Livvi cox's Christchurch in Masters 50 while father Tim races with BTC in the same final. Poole are also in the final.

15.44 - Semi-finals are complete and both our scullers have been eliminated. In SF1, Alex led from the turns but was passed over the last 500. He missed out on second to Smith by 2 feet and had overlap on race winner Southsea. Waddy was in contention until a yacht pulled out and forced them all to stop. The race was rerowed immediately and both Waddy & Gibbs were knocked out. Smith progressed as fastest loser as SF1 was only rowed once.

13.50 - Last preparations in place for our Men's Junior scullers. Waddy takes on the man he is level in the championship with, Gibbs, while Alex has a tough test against Smith & Elder, who both have a point apiece. Next update will be around 3-3.30pm.

12.47 - 20 races to go until those all important semi-finals! Tea, cake and lunch has been consumed so now our lads are getting switched on again. 

11.50 - We have a long wait until our next race now. Alex is up next at around 3.30pm. We'll be back with more updates later.

11.30 - Tim and his Christchurch crew have missed out on fastest loser. He does still have the Masters Over 50 race later this afternoon which he is racing with BTC. 

11.06 - So here is the draw for the Men's Junior Sculls semi-finals. SF1: Smith (Ryde), BARNES (Lymington), Elder (Southsea). SF2: Gibbs (Poole), Findlay (Newport), WADSWORTH (Lymington).

11.03 - Good effort from Tim and his crew but it's a very narrow second. We'll wait on the news for fastest loser.

10.26 - Tim is afloat with Christchurch now. Could he secure a place in the final with his composite crew?

10:20 - The big news here this morning is that Livvi has been eliminated and missed out on fastest loser by one second. Alex has progressed through as the fastest loser and has a tasty semi-final against Smith, who raced him in the heat.

10:01 - Sam eliminated in his debut race but he is happy. Ellie, who also raced up, was 3rd and missed out on fastest loser by seven seconds. Alex was a very close second to Smith, barely a length separated the two yet again.

09:15 - Waddy safely through in the Men's Junior Scull heat. Sam is racing now with Ellie going afloat.

09:07 - Livvi beaten in the heat by novice sculler Hiscock. Bit of an upset here. She'll be hoping to get through as fastest loser. Waddy has started.

08:50 - Livvi is on the water. Here we go! 

08:19 - Captain's meeting in progress. Plenty of changes to the programme and the two Junior scull finals are now the last two races of the day. Long day for Livvi and Waddy - potentially.

07:44 - Livvi is now first race for Lymington in event 3, Waddy is now event 4, Sam makes his sculling debut in event 5 before event 8 with Alex now pushed back to event 9. Sam will face fellow novice Gavin de Gourcey and Elder from Southsea.

07:42 - All set up and ready to go! Lots of changes to the programme this morning. Update to follow.

05:29 - Morning! It's an early start for our rowers and they are due at the regatta by 7:30am this morning. Racing is scheduled to commence at 8:30am with the women's Junior sculls races. We'll have more updates for you later this morning.

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