THE UNIVERSITY of York Boat Club got the White Rose off to a great start in Roses 2014 as they beat Lancaster 12-5 across Sunday’s rowing events.
York took the first point of the event, as their novice men’s fours was won to make it 1-0.
Next up, the senior men 1sts four were defeated by Lancaster, who surged into a 4-1 lead. York roared back with victory in the novice men’s eight, despite defeat in the novice women’s eight category.
The visitors triumphed in all three division three categories, with the women’s senior four, the senior men’s 2nd four and the men’s 1st eight taking the points. The women’s senior eight rounded off proceedings to make the overall scores 12-5 to York.
Press & Publicity officer Charlotte Price told Vision: “The whole of UYBC is ecstatic that our hard training has paid off. We’re glad to kick off Roses with a victory against Lancaster in the rowing.”
The main events of Roses will begin in earnest on the 2nd May and last all weekend.