ROYAL CANADIAN HENLEY

posted by Roy Sinclair - 9 Aug 2010, 9:49 a.m.

Following a most successful Commonwealth Rowing Championships, crews representing Scottish Rowing took part in the 128th Royal Canadian Henley regatta at St Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

Two men's pairs took part in the heats of the Championship Pairs event last Saturday with Alan Sinclair from Ross-shire and Andy Holmes from Lochwinnoch qualifying for the final by winning the fastest heat of the day whilst brothers Chris and Jonny Logan (Glasgow RC) just missed qualification in their heat by the narrowest of margins. In Sunday's final, the Sinclair/Holmes pair had a fierce battle all the way down the 2000 metre course with a Canadian crew from Mendota RC but had to settle for second place a mere 1.58 seconds behind the winning crew.

In the Championship Single Sculls event, Holmes qualified for the final from second place in the semi-final whilst Sinclair just missed qualification by a narrow margin. In the final of this event which took place only one hour after the pairs race, Holmes challenged all the way down the course but was unable to secure a medal position.

Stephanie McDowall (Glasgow RC) and Alex Gemie (Aberdeen BC) both took part in the women's Championship Single Sculls but were unlucky to narrowly miss out on qualification for the final of this event.
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