Stratford Wins Explore Rowing Final Regatta

SuABC Explore October 2016 2Sunday saw the final of British Rowing’s West Midland Explore Rowing series of regattas with Stratford upon Boat Club winning the overall series with four wins for Stratford A and Stratford C crews with Bewdley A coming second

Eleven clubs from throughout the West Midlands took part in the final afternoon regatta: the regatta series has been running from May through October and draws rowers from the Learn to Row Explore Rowing programme which introduces adults to recreational rowing and is the culmination of the organisation’sSuABC Explore October 2016 1 programme to bring adults into rowing, sport and exercise: Stratford Boat Club ran ‘Learn to Row’ Explore Rowing courses throughout 2016 and will be running more courses in spring 2017

Said Nils Purser, Stratford Boat Club’s Explore Rowing squad organiser, “Stratford was honoured to be chosen to run the final Explore Rowing regatta: we were even more delighted to have won the day. Credit goes not only to Stratford’s Explore Rowing crews but especially to the coaches who taught us to row and have helped us with the improvement we have made since our initial SuABC Explore October 2016 1Learn to Row courses

Stratford’s Explore Rowing crews were not the only crews to be on the water this last Sunday: the Club’s Senior Squad represented Stratford at Gloucester Rowing Club’s Long Distance Autumn Head of the River Race and Junior and Master’s Squads took part in the Club’s upstream time trials on the Avon

To see Stratfor Herald online coverage… and hard copy p19. For Stratford Observer, see p31

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