Corporate 8 Rowing

This past Saturday, Winstanley Kerridge entered a team of elite rowing staff in the annual Corporate 8 challenge at the Wairau Rowing Club.

This past Saturday, Winstanley Kerridge entered a team of elite rowing staff in the annual Corporate 8 challenge at the Wairau Rowing Club.

20131019_125243The day was picturesque with the sun shining and with temperatures in the low 20s  the mood was positive for the team to do well.

At around 9:45 the team were out on the water for the first race of the day against hot favourite and Erg Challenge champion Aerodrome 1.  Despite a poor start (largely down to the starter’s error) the team did well to finish only a boat and a half behind over the 350m race.

A large break ensued between races and the error of eating too much food,  possibly led to a weaker race two, as the crew finished well back against Constellation.

Despite this the team were revved up for the Shield final against Matua and in perhaps the race of the day, took them out by under half a boat length!

Overall the team finished in 10th place out of 13 teams entered.  A great day was had by all.

The Corporate 8 Rowing team for 2013 was Brett, Cherie, Hamish, Harriet, Jenna, Kim, Laura, Marty, Melissa, Stacey and Tamara.

Thanks to our coach Chris James and our cox for the day Jess!