Masters State Titles
What an exciting weekend for the Masters Rowers with the State carnival held on Saturday at Aldinga Beach. A reasonably calm day with a little bubble from the gate can to shore. Semaphore had six teams in with Excellent results. Thanks again to Simsy for directing us on the beach and keeping us heading in the right direction, and organising team Shirts from EzyFit, our major sponsor in the boats section.
The AngryBirds (F 160+ Donna, Tracy, Louise & Kirsty) got a silver medal narrowly missing out on gold with their arch rivals for the day Port Elliot. This is the first Female rowing medal for Semaphore “ever”– Fantastic effort from the ladies.
The Jacco’s (M160+ Johno, Craig A, Craig L, & Owen) cracked their Gold this year which now gives them the complete medal set after three years. Tight racing with Somerton giving them a very hard time.
The Trog’s (M220+ Mainy,Weiry,Mick & Stephen) recovered well from the first race to salvage a bronze from two strong seconds in the 2nd and 3rd races. Well done.
The Marty team (F120+ Marty,Dale,Browny & Aaron) Managed to come away with Gold from their first training session for the year. This makes it an excellent representation from Semaphore.
The Undecideds (F180+ – Jackie,Debb,Claire & Heather) had a great race day coming home in the middle of the pack all day. Excellent effort for their first year of rowing.
The Bizzalloys (M180+ The president, Mick L, Richard, & Barts) drew the short straw with the most heavily contested division. After their extensive training session they represented Semaphore well. Great effort guys.
So an excellent effort from the Boaties in state masters.
Remember Senior States coming up 20 March
For Club Championships there will be two events
1km time trial for anybody between 1700 and 1800 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come and get your time recorded by Aaron during these times.
Second event will be a handicap races for the boaties. 1400 on Saturday after Junior events and before presentations.
– AngryBirds, Vs Undecideds, Vs U23s
– Trogs, Vs Jaccos, Vs Motley Crew
Boat Naming Ceremony
A hard fought Boat Carnival was held at Southport on the weekend enduring torturous pond conditions presenting a hard row out and back. The U19s Boys did an amazing job to keep the Henley U19s honest by missing out on the win by less than meter for four out of the five races. The U23 Ladies continue to improve and impress with just only a little more than four months rowing experience under their belts keeping up with the top half of the field for their races. The TROGs also showing that they can keep up with young ones over five races and were able to start keenly for all five races.
The Boat Naming Ceremony will be the 6th Feb at the same time as the junior Semaphore Gold event presentation. Please come and support the presentation and will be a good opportunity to meet the sponsors of the Boat and a few senior classic sweeps from the Club.
Next carnival Will be the Feb 7 Brighton Jetty Classic
Great turn out for the carnival at Southport with six team. There was not much surf with an offshore breeze giving the competitors a hard row out and back. Thanks To Neil for Jetski Cover and Dean for looking after the many Kids on the beach. Special mention to the 2nd Reserve ladies team with their first Carnival as a team – well done ladies.
U19 Mens – 2nd
U23s Women – equal 3rd
Reserve JACCOs – 2nd in the final, 1st for the 3 rounds
Reserve TROGs – TBA
Reserve Women Angry Birds – equal 4th
Reserve Women 2nd team – 6th
Disappointed with the turn out for Packing and cleaning the equipment after the events – no junior teams at either.
Remember the next carnival is state selection 17 Jan, location TBA. Will be for the U19s and U23s.
The New Boat Naming ceremony will take place on the 6th Feb in conjunction with the presentation for the iron person.