Paralympic champion rower Naomi Riches to appear at Danson Park sprint regatta

PUBLISHED: 12:28 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:29 15 August 2017

Erith Rowing Club's Danson Dashes event

Erith Rowing Club's Danson Dashes event


The event is being held by Erith and Gravesend rowing clubs

A Paralympic champion rower will appear at a 500m sprint regatta held in the surroundings of Danson Park this weekend.

Naomi Riches, who won gold in London in 2012, will present awards at Danson Dashes, which is being held by Erith Rowing Club in conjuction with Gravesend Rowing Club on Saturday.

A six-club private regatta by invitation only, it will also feature teams from Globe, Lea, Medway Towns and Maidstone Invicta.

Backed by British Rowing, the event has been held for some three decades, and organisers say they are hoping to host a full, open invitation regatta next summer.

Speaking ahead of the event, Erith Rowing Club captain Phil Simmonds said: “It is very exciting to have the regatta back as it is the only British Rowing regatta in the south-east region.

“It should be a fantastic day of racing and a great spectacle to watch for rowers and non-rowers.”

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