WYE rowing star Yasmin Howe raced home sixth in girls’ single sculls at the recent GB junior rowing trials at Boston.
The Ross Rc teenager, left, who is currently rowing at her school Wycliffe College, is targeting a place on the team at next summer’s junior world rowing championships at Vaires-sur-Marne near Paris.
And her performance against the cream of the nation’s juniors follows wins at the Nottingham Autumn Head of the River.
Racing in a field on the Trent that included Matt Brigham, the Henley Royal Regatta conqueror of double Olympic singles champion Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand, Yasmin raced home fourth fastest woman behind 2022 European U23 bronze medallists Lauren Henry and Olivia Bates, and her Wycliffe club mate Ella Fullman, who was second at the recent national trials.
Leicester’s Henry, who rowed down Canadian Olympic gold medallist Andrea Proske at Henley Royal in 2021, crossed in 22.51, Notts County’s Bates in 23.27 and Fullman in 24.19, 15 seconds ahead of Howe.
The Wycliffe duo then chased home the stars in quad sculls over a shorter course, finishing just 18 seconds behind in 12.39 to take the junior class.
Meanwhile, three junior Ross Rc boats swapped the Wye for the Severn at the Stourport Small Boats Head.
The girls’ U16 quad scull of Faith Thorpe-Williams, Fliss Cox, Lily McClean and Gracie Jones finished second behind the host club, crossing the line in the 3.5km race in 13.52 to beat Shrewsbury School by 13 seconds.
The U15 boys’ double Milo Russell and Jacob Fitzpatrick raced home in 15.27 to take second.
And Fliss was a close second in U18 girls’ singles, finishing in 15.03 just 17 seconds behind the Monmouth Comprehensive winner.
Members also recently made the short trip to Hereford RC for a technical session on their eight-seat indoor rowing ‘tank’.
Ross RC are now advertising their 2023 ‘Learn 2 Row’ spring and summer courses,.
They take place on Friday evenings (subject to numbers and coach availability), Saturday and Sunday mornings
Recreational boats will be used which are more stable and designed to ensure that newcomers learn the correct rowing technique before taking to finer boats.
The cost is £90 for the course and fees also provide club membership, coaching, and Silver membership (one year) of British Rowing.
Anyone who already has a friend at the club, and just fancies a taster session one weekend morning, can simply get in touch with the club.