Aberdeen North East Regatta - 9th and 10th May

posted by Roy Sinclair - 12 May 2009

Inverness Rowing Club had a significant number of crews competing at last weekend's Aberdeen North East Regatta on the River Dee, achieving success in three events as well as being involved in a number of very close finishes.

In the variable weather conditions on Saturday, the Womens veteran double sculls crew of Hazel Smith and Katie Van Exan convincingly won both their semi-final and final races against crews representing Aberdeen Boat Club whilst in the final of the Womens novice double sculls, Van Exan combined with Alison Robertson to contest an extremely close race to miss out on the win by a mere 3 feet to a crew from Dundee University Boat Club.

Sunday saw fairer conditions which resulted in Inverness wins in Womens veteran coxed fours with Caroline Keith (bow), Katie Van Exan, Hazel Geddes, Hazel Smith (stroke) and Jonny Harvey (cox) recording a fine three length win over an Aberdeen Boat Club crew. Also posting a sound four length win over a crew from Aberdeen in Mens veteran double sculls was the Inverness crew of Alastair Duff and Tom Baker. Many other close finishes were recorded on Sunday by Inverness crews including one of the closest finishes of the day when the Mens veteran coxed four lost out by a mere 0.5 second to another Aberdeen Boat Club crew.

Next Saturday sees a small contingent of Inverness members taking part in a variety of veteran and senior events at the popular Clydesdale ARC regatta on the River Clyde at Glasgow Green.

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