Rowing: Bayswater club performs well at ANA Rowing Club event

Rowing: Bayswater club performs well at ANA Rowing Club event

A BAYSWATER rowing club has performed well overall at the twentieth annual ANA Rowing Club 6km head race held on the Swan River at the weekend.

The race started at the Guildford Bridge with crews racing to the finish line in front of the ANA clubrooms at the Garret Road bridge.

There were 30 crews and 200 athletes aged 16 to 60 entered in a mixture of rowing 8’s and 4’s who competed for racing points for their clubs and bragging rights over fellow competitors.

Every crew fought hard to overtake the crew in front of them and no quarter was given.

Men’s Pathway 8 raced on the day, a crew that hopes to represent WA in national and international regattas.

While they were invited to attend, their results were not included in the days racing results.

They were the overall fastest crew on the day with a time of 21 minutes 44 seconds.

The official first place went to the ANA Masters Men Grade A to K Coxed Eight with a time of 24 minutes 22 seconds.

Overall ANA did well with wins in a number of the categories and classes.

Many of the athletes started rowing after completing a learn-to-row course, which ANA holds at their boat shed monthly.