Fight for the cup

In action: Murray Bridge Rowing Club’s Victoria Seidel, Georgia Weckert, Madelaine McGinty, Chloe Weckert and Lily Weckert out on the river. Photo: Supplied.More than 900 rowers are expected to make their way to Sturt Reserve this Saturday forthe Murray Bridge Rowing Club’s (MBRC) annual regatta.
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It is one of the biggest events on the Rowing South Australia calendar outside of the Head of the River which will take place on Sunday.

Murray Bridge grown Olympian James McRae will featureat the regatta and race a double with Australian champion Sam Martin from Mypolonga.

The feature race for the day is the 3 Mile 8 Race which issponsored by Intersport in the Marketplace.

The race for the cup will runbetween the town’s two mainbridges, starting from the Swanport Bridge and finishing near the Murray Bridge.

With 22 big boat crews entered, it is expectedbe a wonderful spectacle for the thousands of spectators that come.

The Murray Bridge Rowing Club encourages everyone to come down and soak up the atmosphere of the regatta, and watch the competitive racing on the water while enjoying great food and coffee.

Club secretary Stacy Seidel said the regatta will also give potential rowers, no matter the age, the chance to watch the sport in full action.

“We really encourage the people of Murray Bridge to come down and take a look at the regatta,” she said.

“It is quite a spectacular sight to see Sturt Reserve so full of activity, and its a great opportunity for people thinking of trying rowing to come down and see what it’s all about.”

The one-day event will run from 8.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday, February 4.

It is a family event whichwill be fully catered by the Murray Bridge RowingClub and local business; Country Coffee Box.

Local businesses have also been given the opportunity to sponsor races at the event.

MBRC Vice President Chris McRae said it is important to support locals.

“At MBRC we believe that supporting local sporting clubs and businesses is really important,” she said.

“Hence we use many local businesses to help at the regatta and offer them the chance to sponsor the races.”

For more information,contact Stacy Seidel on 0428836556 or visit the Murray Bridge Rowing Club Facebook page or Instagram.

More rowing newsOnly half way through the 2016/2017 season, and the Murray Bridge Rowing Club has already had a stellar start.

To kick off theseason, MBRC memberscompeted in the Torrens Sprint Regatta held on the Torrens River in Adelaide.

MBRC was very successful with four first placings by Sam Martin in the Masters Men’s Single Scull,Tallulah Seidel in the First Grade Women’s Single Scull,Victoria Seidel, Madeline McGinty, Chloe Weckert, Georgia Weckert and Lily Weckertin the Third Grade Women’s Quadand Charlie Seidel in the ThirdGrade Men’s Single Scull.

The club also had multiple second and third placings throughout the day.

The following weekend, the clubcompeted at the Port Adelaide Rowing Club regatta on the Port River.

This was the first time MBRC has competed on the Port racing course for many years, and offered rowers the unique experience of racing between the huge cargos ships, tug boats and dolphins.

Over the course of the day, MBRC competed fantastically with first placings in the Second Grade Women’s Single Scull by Tallulah Seidel,the 9/10 Schoolgirl Coxed Quad by Paris Holland Long, Chloe Weckert, Alana Kahl, Georgia Weckert and Lily Weckert,the Third Grade Women’s Coxed Quad by Paris Holland Long, Chloe Weckert, Carley Roesler and Mia Lewisand Second Grade Women’s Double Scull by Tallulah and Victoria Seidel.

Madelaine McGinty, Kaicee Cameron, Bernadette O’Neil, and Kane Christain also placed secondand/orthirdin their events.

The MBRC spends a lot of the rowing season racing at Westlakes rowing course in Adelaide.

Already this season, MBRC has competed at Westlakes four times in regattas hosted by Rowing SA.

At these regattas, MBRC has been consistently successful with majority of rowers placing first, second or thirdin their races.

However, MBRC rowers enjoy the opportunity to compete on the Murray River they call home.

In December, MBRC travelled to Berri to compete in the annual two day regatta hosted by Berri Rowing Club.

In challenging conditions MBRCcompeted fantastically winning eightraces and getting multiple placing’s in in 22 events over the two days.

The Berri regatta also saw MBRC race their first female eight crew in many years.

The crew consisted of Chelsea Parker-Menzies, Madeline McGinty, Carley Rosler, Georgia Weckert, Alana Kahl, Paris Holland-Long, Chloe Weckert, Kaciee Cameron and Lily Weckert.

MBRC President Craig Christian said it was great to see.

“It is the first time in many years that we’ve had enough female rowers to put together a successful eight,” he said.

“It’s great to see our club developing and growing this way.”

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