Wānaka Rowing Club held their annual awards evening at the Lake Wānaka Centre last Friday June 7 to celebrate the huge achievements and success they have had this season. It's been one of the most impressive seasons for the club with the Novice girls being on the podium at every event this year in the Novice Quads, U15 quads, U15 Octuple and Novice and U15 doubles.
Winner of the Tony Wellman Electrical Trophy for rower of the year went to Pipi Horan. The David Varney Cup for most improved junior male went to Owen Lea and the Bruce Family Cup for most improved junior female was awarded to Aneka Rossiter.
Patrick Hartley won the Ashton-Wilson Shield for coxswain of the year and Grainne Power was recognised as member of the year. Ian Farrant won the Doug Stewart Cup for most outstanding community supporter. Masters Rower of the Year went to Jaime Hutter, and
The President’s Award was awarded to the U15 Octuple Squad, whilst Crew of the Year was the Novice Quad: Hayley Ambrose, Pipi Horan, Ruby Boyd, Emily Findlay, Samara Goodall and cox Patrick Hartley.
Next year the club is excitedly looking forward to hosting the event in their new club rooms.