Aberdeen Heads 4th and 5th November 2006

posted by Roy R Sinclair ( Vice President - 6 Nov 2006

Last weekend at the Aberdeen Fours and Small Boats Head of the River Races on the River Dee, Inverness Rowing Club were represented by junior and senior athletes in the various events which took place over the two day regatta.
Fastest crew on Saturday's Fours Head was the Aberdeen Boat Club's Mens Open Coxed Four of Misha Muller, Ross Cruikshank, Alan Sinclair (also Inverness RC), Andrew Crossland and Meadbh Boyle (cox) which was just outside the course record with an excellent time of 10 minutes 12 seconds over the 3000m course. Alan's younger brother Colin recorded a good time of 13 minutes 9 seconds in his single scull in a timed row over the course in the Saturday event. Also on Saturday, Maeve Lewis was a member of an Aberdeen, Inverness, Glagow composite crew which recorded a quick time of 11 minutes 15 seconds in their Quadruple Scull.
Inverness athletes turned out in greater numbers for Sunday's Small Boats Head in which Tom Baker and Alastair Duff sculled well in the Mens Veteran Single Sculls in which Baker just missed out on 1st place by a mere one second.
In the difficult windy conditions later in the day, Maeve Lewis and Hazel Smith recorded a fine time of 13 minutes 53 seconds in the Womens Open Double Sculls whilst the Mens Novice Single Sculls was won by Colin Sinclair with a time of 14 minutes 29 seconds.
This coming weekend sees a large entry of crews from throughout Scotland arriving in the Highland Capital for the two day Inverness Fours and Small Boats Head events on the Caledonian Canal when racing on Saturday starts at 12 noon and 2.30pm with Sunday racing starting at 11.02 am and 1.30pm.

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