Henley Royal Regatta 2008

posted by Roy Sinclair - 10 Jul 2008

Two former members of Inverness Rowing Club took part in separate events at Henley Royal Regatta last week.

Colin Williamson (from Perth) and Alan Sinclair (from Belmaduthy on the Black Isle) also former members of Aberdeen University Boat Club and Aberdeen Boat Club and now members of the Leander Club in Henley on Thames raced in the Ladies' Challenge Plate for eights and the Visitors' Challenge Cup for coxless fours.

Colin's eights crew had convincing wins in the earlier rounds and in windy and wet conditions in the final on Sunday recorded a fine win of just under one length against a Dutch University crew from Roeivereniging.

In the first round of the Visitors' Challenge Cup, Alan's crew posted a fast time in recording a two length win over a crew from London Rowing Club. In their quarter final, they moved out to an early half length lead before suffering a setback in the gusty conditions which caused their bow side oars to clash with the booms. Despite having to restart some two lengths down on their opposition from London RC/Wallingford RC, they fought back over the remainder of the course but were unable to overhaul their opponents before the finishing line.

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