MORE than 350 races filled the Oxford City Royal Regatta, yielding nearly 30 wins for local clubs, writes John Wiggins.

The 176th year of the event was blessed with fine weather, much to the liking of the host club, who came away with half of the local victories.

The junior section, busy helping at the event, found time to get 19 crews on the water on the second day and come away with eight wins.

The Tinegate siblings were again to the fore, Evie winning the WJ13 singles and elder brother, Will, the IM3 event.

The Turner-Frick sisters also did well, with Sinead taking the WJ14 singles and Eilish triumphing in the J16 double with Josie Nash.

Other wins came from Elise Stretton (WJ16 single), Robert McRae (J13 single), as well as boys and girls J14 doubles.

The previous day there were wins for the girls J17 double and single (Annie Sharp).

The City of Oxford seniors also tasted success in the mixed IM2 double and in the masters C singles, with Mary Murray.

There was more success for the club in the men’s novice eights, IM3 singles and doubles, as well as for Kate Elliott in women’s novice singles.

Also on home water were Falcon RC who came away with four victories, including the women’s novice four, double sculls, women’s novice, masters C (composite with CORC) and the mixed IM3.

The latter saw Naomi Sharma partner Dennis Engelke, of Abingdon RC, whose club also had wins for Bev Ashton in the masters B single and for their novice men’s four.

Oxford Academicals won the women’s IM3 eights.

Wallingford RC’s juniors were successful with the few senior entries they had, claiming the IM2 fours and the women’s IM3 sprint double.

Otherwise, it was Oxford University colleges who made their presence felt.

Green Templeton won with their mixed IM3 double as well as the women’s IM2 eight, while Wolfson added to their summer tally with victory in the women’s IM3 quad.

The Wolfson men lost to the Wallingford four by a mere three feet, but beat the alumni crew of St Edward’s Martyrs by the same small margin before going on to win the Sprint eights.

Linacre found success in their novice double while fresh from racing in an Oxford University lightweight four at the European Universities championships.

Tom Schwantje and Doug Chesterton won the IM3 double sculls.

Wadham College triumphed in the women’s IM2 single sculls while Lady Margaret Hall were victorious in the men’s novice eights.