A crew, derived principally from Frontier (Melbourne) staff, won the inaugural Ruyton Regatta held on the Maribyrnong River Melbourne. The crew comprising Rob Bruce (Stroke), Tom Chan (3 seat), David Briggs (2 seat) and Peter Harris (Bow) held off 'highly fancied' opposition to win the final by half a canvass. The boat was christened "PeDaToRo" on the basis of team members' names (but the team also likes to think this loosely translates to "raging bull").

Only Rob Bruce had previous rowing experience, so it was a steep learning curve for the rest of the team. Patient coaches, Rob's encouragement, and boundless enthusiasm were keys to a successful and enjoyable event. Plans are afoot to mount a defence of the title for next season.


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