|The Colombo Rowing Club Masters Crew on their way to victory. – Pic by Ranjith Perera
The Colombo Rowing Club (CRC) Men’s A Four showed real class to cruise to a fine victory in the main event of the Madras-Colombo regatta when they won easily with a time of 3.29 to leave the Madras crew struggling in their wake at the Beira Lake yesterday.
The Madras-Colombo Regatta is the second oldest inter-club boat race in the world, second only to the world renowned Oxford-Cambridge boat race held in England. Inaugurated in 1898, this is the 72nd annual regatta to be held.
CRC managed to win both the men and women’s categories with the men winning convincingly by 41 points to 9 to lay claim to The Deepam Trophy and the ladies just managing to pull it of by 13 points to 12 to win the J.M. Perera Trophy. This is the first time that points were awarded in the women’s category
Men’s B Scull MBC (Siddharth Yadav) Time 4.19
Men’s A Scull CRC (Sajeev De Silva) Time 4.00
Men’s B Double Scull CRC (Dhanushka Jayanetti, Mevan Gunawardena) Time 3.52
Men’s B Pair CRC (Ruven Weerasinghe, Eshan Goonawardena) Time 4.04
Men’s A Double Scull CRC (Ashika Nuwan, Lakmal Arandara) Time 3.41
Men’s A Pair CRC (Maalik Aziz, Dejan De Zoysa) Time 4.28
Men’s B Four CRC (Ruven Weerasinghe, Dhanushka Jayanetti, Devaan Hallock, Eshan Goonawardena) Time 3.29
Men’s A Four CRC ( Maalik Aziz, Dejan De Zoysa, Mevan Goonawardena, Reshane Fernando) Time 3.29
Women’s Sculls MBC (Shruti Kamath) Time 4.52
Women’s Pair CRC (Amaya Jayasuriya, Sarani Jayawardana) Time 4.44
Women’s Double Scull CRC (Amaya Jayasuriya, Sarani Jayawardana) Time 4.27
Women’s Four MBC (Cox Anirudh, Shruthi Kamath, Menakshi Bhaskar, Pooja Balu, Shangavi Phugalandhi) Time 4.10
The Masters Four was a closely contested event with CRC just piping MBC to the finish..