WENDOUREE Ballarat had time to add to its gold medal tally despite a shortened day on the water in the Australian Masters Rowing Championships in Ballarat yesterday.
New club member Paul Myers was part of the winning crew in the A coxless fours, 1000m, on Lake Wendouree.
Myers was formerly with Melbourne University Rowing Club.
Former St Patrick’s College rower Christian Ryan (Toowong), Nigel Sulivan (Mildura) and Simon Gadsden (Albert Park-South Melbourne) shared the golden glory, which doubled as a reunion of Australian under-23 coxless four members from the late 1990s.
They had the better of Balmain by 7.69 seconds, with Toowong third.
The A coxless four was one of only four finals contested yesterday before weather and water conditions forced the cancellation of the bulk of the championships’ second day.
A Black Mountain composite, Canberra and Mannum were the other gold medallists.
Rowing resumes today at 8am with four interstate races the features – men’s and women’s C-D quad scull, and men’s and women’s C-D eight.
Wendouree Ballarat will have a presence in two of the crews – Gary Gullock in the men’s eight and Leanne Martin in the women’s quad scull.
Martin had a big start to the championships on Thursday, collecting a gold and silver medal.
New South Wales, ACT and Queensland will join Victoria in each of the interstate challenges to be contested from 11.20am.