LBC’s second year competing at the Toda International Masters Rowing Regatta in Tokyo earned double the victory total with four gold medals.The regatta took place on the 7th and 8th May and saw crews from all over Japan, China and Hong Kong pull through to the finish.
Grace Bolger and Marianne Kolding had another successful year winning their 1000m Women’s double scull race in their age category and also joining forces with RHKYC rowers Ian Brownlee & Bryan Massingham in a mixed quad to bring home another gold. Estelle Davies and Zoe Davies also won gold in their age category for women’s double sculls and in another mixed quad with RHKYC rowers Guy Parsonage and Guillermo de las Casas.
The rowing was just part of the experience of the weekend, with great Japanese food, culture, scenery and the locals being the usual gracious hosts.
LBC look forward to having more teams joining in and a women’s quad competing in next year’s regatta.
Words: Estelle Davies