Crews were treated to another beautiful day for day two of racing at the U21 Trans-Tasman regatta today. Both sessions of racing saw some tight finishes, with the Australians again showing improvement from the heats to the afternoon finals.
The highlight of the day was the final of the men’s quad, with both crews battling it out right to the line. The Australian crew (Sean Murphy, Jacob Bicknell, Henry Youl, Oli Cook) took it to the Kiwis early and came away with the victory. Unfortunately, that was the only Australian win in the finals, with the Kiwis getting the better of us in the women’s four (Miller Ferris, Ellie Parker, Ellen Pozzi, Tyler Ferris), women’s quad (Serena Cox, Caitlin Bloomfield, Rowena Meredith, Kate O’Gorman) and men’s four (Olly Smith, Harley Moore, George Lethbridge, Darcy Wruck). The Australian mixed double scull (Blaine Heseltine and Meghan Hester) raced against the women’s fours after the New Zealand crew scratched from the final race of the day.
Points at the conclusion of day two are New Zealand 295, Australia 217. Crews will combine in eights for the final day of racing tomorrow.