David Richardson managed to carry the Cantabs racing flag to the other side of the world whilst on holiday in New Zealand last week. He was invited to race at the “Masters and Juniors” Regatta by Invercargill Rowing Club, and ended up competing in five sculling and sweep races against rowers from Invercargill, Waihopai and other ‘Southland’ rowing clubs.
Invercargill is just about the most southerly rowing club in the world, and its Oreti River is home to a number of well known New Zealand Olympians, including Nathan Cohen and Storm Uru. David raced in Cantabs colours in the pairs, doubles, coxless four, quad and eight over a 1000 metre course on the tidal Oreti, recording three wins and two second places.
David said: “The local rowers gave me a great welcome, and it was fun to race on a 6 lane river course – a bit of a change from the Cam. Hopefully we can return the hospitality at some point in the future”.