Business end of champs to begin

Eva Hofmans
Eva Hofmans
Finals will start this afternoon at the New Zealand championships on Lake Ruataniwha.

Otago crews have performed well in the opening two days of the event.

The Dunstan Arm men's senior quad of Simon Smith, Greg McLaughlin, Ryan Gaudin and Shae Gaudin finished first in their repecharge and made their way through to the final.

The North End quad of Haylee Budd, Emma Wallace, Katie Hawkins and Gemma Clydesdale finished second in their repecharge yesterday and made it through to the final.

The Oamaru novice women's four of Annie Metcalfe, Jaimee Trainor, Ruby Bradley, Cassidy Harrop and cox Ruby Macaulay won their heat to make it directly through to this afternoon's final.

Otago Boys' High School's Ben Mason won his repecharge of the men's club singles and will face a semifinal this morning.

Otago's Juan Cronje and Finnian Smith won the novice men's double sculls and went straight through to the final.

Otago's Eva Hofmans had a good opening couple of days.

She was first in the heat of the senior singles scull and second in her heat of the club singles sculls.

Rowing for the Southern RPC, Bradley Leydon finished first in his heat of the under-20 singles sculls. He then teamed up with Zac Rumble to finish first in the heat of the under-20 doubles.

The weather was not great for rowing on Tuesday, the first day of competition, but improved yesterday. Rain is forecast for the next few days in Twizel.

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