Strathclyde Park Regatta - 23rd/24th April 2010

posted by Roy Sinclair - 26 Apr 2010, 8:21 p.m.

Inverness Rowing Club achieved success in winning several gold medals and many other good performances at the two day Strathclyde Park Regatta in Hamilton last weekend in relatively calm and occasionally blustery weather conditions.

On Saturday, a number of fine performances were achieved by Inverness crews in various events. In the Womens Junior 16 quadruple sculls, Eileen Mackenzie, Rozy Shepherd, Meghan Hunter and Caitlin Horsburgh (Castle Semple RC) had a convincing win in the club's recently acquired new Stampfli boat. Earlier in the day Meghan and Caitlin sculled well into the tricky headwind conditions to a fine three lengths win in the Womens Junior 15 double sculls, whilst Rozy and Eileen did extremely well to claim a third placed finish in the Womens Junior 16 double sculls. The club had two entrants in the Womens Veteran single sculls event where Suanne Standish-Hunter sculled well to secure a second placed finish followed closely behind by Mary Clouston in third place.

On Sunday, John Sharkey and Dave Rothwell raced well in the late afternoon downpour in the Mens Veteran coxless pairs event and narrowly missed out on a gold medal by just under two lengths against the winning crew for Aberdeen BC.

Two expatriate club members now resident in Glasgow also achieved success in the regatta. Imogen Walsh (Clyde RC) sculled to gold in the Womens Open single sculls and stroked both the winning Open double sculls and Open quadruple sculls crews, whilst Colin Sinclair, rowing for Strathclyde University, won a silver medal for his performance in the Scottish Universities Championships Mens second single sculls event.

The next main season regattas at which Inverness athletes will be competing will be the Clydesdale Regatta in Glasgow on 8th May followed by the North East Regatta which takes place on the River Dee in Aberdeen on 15th/16th May.

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