Aberdeen Sprint Regatta - Saturday 13th September 2008

posted by Roy Sinclair - 15 Sep 2008

Inverness Rowing Club members achieved considerable success in winning a total of nine events on the River Dee at last Saturday's Aberdeen Sprint Regatta.

In the Open Junior 14 Coxed quadruple Sculls, the Inverness crew of Shaun Hunter (bow), Jennifer Warwick, Adam Geddes, Rachael Wells (stroke) and Meghan Hunter (cox) had convincing wins over crews from Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association (ASRA). Shaun and Adam later combined well in their Open Junior 14 Double Sculls event to emerge winners against another crew from ASRA.

Other Inverness members who won two events were Mary Clouston in Womens Veteran and Novice Single Sculls, Hazel Smith in Womens Veteran Double Sculls with Katie van Exan and in Womens Veteran Fours, and Colin Sinclair who won both Mens Restricted 1 and Novice Single Sculls.

In the final of the Mixed Double Sculls, John Sharkey and Susanne Standish-Hunter beat the other Inverness crew of Dave Rothwell and Katie van Exan in a close race.

Several other junior members of the club preformed with distinction in their events, including Kirsty Guild and Eilean Mackenzie in Womens Junior 14 Double Sculls, and Calum Wylie, Ophelia and Oliver Oatridge in crews which took part in the Generation Double Sculls event.

This coming weekend sees club treasurer Hazel Geddes making the long trip to Lincolnshire to take part in her single scull in the famous Boston Marathon on the 31 mile course on the River Ely from Lincoln to Boston.

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