It was a clean sweep for Australia on Day Two of the Trans-Tasman Regatta in Canberra, with victories in all races.
Fog delayed the start of play by a couple of hours, but once it cleared, Canberra put on a show for the Trans-Tasman with flat waters greeting crews under a bright blue sky. The Men’s and Women’s Quads were up first, and Australia put on a dominate show for the heats, with the Women’s Quad putting down a dominate performance against their Kiwi counterparts with a lead of 13 seconds.
The Mixed Double raced against the Women’s Coxed Four’s after continued illness forced the Kiwi Double to withdraw from the heats. The Double held their own and finished ahead of the Kiwi Women’s Coxed Four and five seconds off the victorious Australian Coxed Four. The Coxed Fours both won their straight finals, with the Women taking a nine second victory, whilst the Men came from behind to take the win by six seconds. The same crews repeated their successes in the Coxless Fours later in the day.
Australian U21 Men’s Coxed Four Cox Hayley Verbundt said of the race; “They (New Zealand) ended up having a bit of clear water on us early on, but we managed to push through in the second half, and we were really happy with the result we executed.”
The afternoon session was a similar showing of strong results from both quads to start the session, with both the Men and the Women taking out their victories with more than 10 second margins.
Felix Oliver who raced in the Men’s Quad said “We had a great first race and an even better second one. That’s all you can really ask for, and a great way to back up our good results from yesterday”.
The Mixed Doubles, which comprised of the reserves for the men and the women from each country were able to race off against the Women’s Fours, with the Australian double putting on a fantastic show to take the victory in the doubles, and second place behind the Australian Women’s Four.
The points at the end of day two are Australia 127.5 leading New Zealand 67.5 in the race for the Rusty Robertson Trophy. Racing concludes in Canberra on Saturday, with an 8am start for the eights on the course, followed by an Omnium of mixed distances beginning at 11am.
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Day Two Trans-Tasman Regatta Points Update:
- Australia: 37.5
- New Zealand: 22.5
U21 Australian Rowing Team Crew List
Under 21 Women’s Quad Scull: U21 W4x
Madeline Vagg ‐ Sydney University Boat Club/ACT/ACTAS
Livia Rosaia ‐ Melbourne University Boat Club/VIC
Danica Free ‐ Griffith University Surfers Paradise Rowing Club/QLD
Rebecca Bolster ‐ Swan River Rowing Club/WA
Coach: Duncan Free ‐ Griffith University Surfers Paradise Rowing Club, QLD
Under 21 Women’s Coxless Four: U21W4‐
Caitlin McManus‐Barrett ‐ Sydney Rowing Club/NSW/ACTAS
Isabella Scammell ‐ Sydney Rowing Club/NSW/NSWIS
Rebecca Pretorius ‐ Swan River Rowing Club/WA
Lola Quinn ‐ Swan River Rowing Club/WA
Coach: Mark Beer ‐ Swan River Rowing Club, WA
Under 21 Men’s Quad Scull: U21 M4x
Felix Oliver ‐ Melbourne University Boat Club/VIC
Cormac Hayes ‐ Canberra Rowing Club/ACT/ACTAS
Nicholas Blackman ‐ Adelaide University Boat Club/SA/SASI
Harry Curtin ‐ UTS Haberfield Rowing Club/NSW
Coach: Tom Minifie ‐ Melbourne University Boat Club, VIC
Under 21 Men’s Coxless Four: U21 M4‐
Daniel Horsley ‐ Kand Rowing Club/QLD
Mitch Salisbury ‐ Kand Rowing Club/QLD/QAS
Jarrod Lord ‐ Kand Rowing Club/QLD/QAS
Samuel Atherton ‐ Kand Rowing Club/QLD
Coach: Scott Rowe ‐ Kand Rowing Club, QLD
Under 21 Team Coxswains
Aidan Hughes (W8+) ‐ St Peter’s College/Adelaide University Boat Club/SA
Hayley Verbunt (M8+) ‐ Mercantile Rowing Club/VIC
Under 21 Team Reserves
Charlotte Broad ‐ Fremantle Rowing Club/WA
Bradley Graham ‐ Sydney Rowing Club/NSW