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Golden oldies shine for York City Rowing Club
10:13am Saturday 26th May 2012 in Rowing
GOLDEN oldies at York City Rowing Club were in top form at the National Masters Championships.
A squad of 21 men and ten women Masters – in age brackets from 27 to 75 – raced in the championships at the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont, near Nottingham.
Anne Homa was the most successful York City RC competitor, winning a silver and two gold medals.
She was in the winning women’s ‘C’ coxed four with Esther Clutton, Philippa Press, Karen Williams and cox Rachel Cubitt. The second gold medal came in the women’s ‘D’ coxed four with Liz Porte replacing Clutton.
Homa rounded off a successful day with a silver medal in the women’s ‘C’ single sculls.
Other club successes included Andy Wilkinson and club captain Pat Evans in an ‘A’ double scull, and the crew of Carl Abram, Andy Wilkinson, Pat Evans and Phil Press with cox Robyn Inglis, who won the men’s coxed ‘B’ fours.
Phil Stubley represented York City in two composite crews to claim a pair of gold medals.
These were the men’s ‘H’ double sculls with a partner from Thames Tradesmen RC – with an average age over 70 – and an ‘I’ quadruple scull with the same partner plus scullers from City of Sheffield RC and Nottingham BC – average age over 70.