On Saturday 21 June our newest learn to row graduates took part in St. Ives Rowing Club's Explore League event held as part of St Ives Regatta.

The event comprised of 250m side-by-side races.  Crews from Isle of Ely competed against novices crews from Bedford, Broxbourne and Oundle.

"I raced four times that day and we lost every race. But none of that mattered" said Rozi Lee. "What I took away from the event was far greater than the glory of winning – I gained confidence and developed an enjoyment of rowing". 

You can read Rozi's full account of the regata in Race reports.