ABERDEEN EIGHTS HEAD - Saturday 23rd February 2008

posted by Roy Sinclair - 24 Feb 2008

Inverness Rowing Club were represented by two crews at the Aberdeen Eights Head which took place in bright but difficult windy conditions on the upstream course on the River Dee on Saturday 23rd February.

The Mixed Veteran Eight of Roy Sinclair (bow), Katie van Exam, Ken Sinclair, John Sharkey, Hazel Geddes, Hazel Smith, Susanne Standish-Hunter, Tom Baker (stroke) and A Newman (cox) recorded a fine time of 12minutes . 01 seconds on the flood tide to overcome the equivalent Aberdeen Boat Club crew by exactly one minute. This included a determined push at the King George VI Bridge where some experienced coxing assisted in a delicate overtaking manoeuvre narrowly avoiding a serious clashing of blades and in doing so overtook two other crews in the process. This crew also took part in the Division 2 of this event, recording a satisfactory time of 13 minutes 19 seconds against the river flow on the ebb tide.

Also taking part was junior single sculler Colin Sinclair who recorded a satisfying time of 13 minutes 49 seconds in Division 1.

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