Lower Clarence rower Joshua Cormick gives his all while competing at the Lower Clarence Rowing Club Annual Regatta on the Clarence River at Maclean on Sunday. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
Lower Clarence rower Joshua Cormick gives his all while competing at the Lower Clarence Rowing Club Annual Regatta on the Clarence River at Maclean on Sunday. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

Rowing gold for Lower Clarence

WITH only three junior and four master rowers competing at the Murwillumbah Regatta recently, Lower Clarence Rowing Club came home with a bucket of gold.

The star of the day was Crystal Piper, who at her first Northern Rivers regatta won both her novice and under-15 single scull races and then won the under-15 double scull race with Grace Bolton. Grace also had a good day, winning her under-15 single scull and was second in the women's handicap scull.

Chianna Dane, who was not going to be out done by the younger rowers, won the under-16 single scull and then, with her mother Mandy Steel, won the women's handicap double scull. Chianna also won the women's handicap single scull as an invitation rower, which meant she could not claim the gold.

For the Master rowers, Keryn Saunders rowed to victory in the single scull while Mandy and Clare Millist teamed up for a good win in the double scull. Keryn, Mandy, Clare and Joanne Meehan had a hard fought race to win the women's quad scull.

The Lower Clarence will host its own regatta on Sunday, September 15 on the South Arm of the Clarence River from 8.30am until early afternoon.

Food and hot drinks will be available to buy.



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