Henley Royal Regatta
posted by Roy R Sinclair ( Vice President
- 10 Jul 2007
Inverness Rowing Club oarsman Alan Sinclair was a member of the Aberdeen Boat
Club along with his fellow scullers Peter Shannon (bow), Drew Hendry (No 2)
and New Zealander Andrew Crosland (stroke) which took part in the Mens
Quadruple Sculls event at Henley Royal Regatta last week.
Coached by the Inverness club's coach Ian Hunter and encouraged by the skirl
of the pipes from the toe path, the Aberdeen club's first round race on the
Thursday was against a crew from Rob Roy Boat Club from Cambridge in which the
Aberdeen crew sculled well to record a fine win by a comfortable margin of
almost two lengths.
In their quarter final, they held their opponents from Tideway Scullers Club
and were neck and neck for the first part of the race. In the exceptionally
blustery conditions with a strong headwind blowing, their heavier opponents
gradually drew ahead and established a lead which the lighter Aberdeen crew
fought hard to overcome but were unable to close the gap over the remainder of
the 2112 metre course, their opponents progressing through to Sunday's final
This coming weekend sees another Inverness oarsperson competing at Henley when
Hazel Smith is a member of Double Sculling and Quadruple Sculling crews at the
Henley Masters Regatta with high hopes of achieving medal success.