Inverness win at Aberdeen Eights Head

posted by Roy Sinclair - 6 Feb 2011, 10:20 p.m.

Last Saturday 5th February, the Aberdeen Eights Head of the River took place in favourable weather conditions on the River Dee.

In Division 1, Inverness Rowing Club were represented in the Mixed Eights event by Hazel Smith (stroke), Hazel Geddes, John Sharkey, Dave Rothwell, Richard Mathieson (Aberdeen BC), Jodi Busby, Gary Hunt , Caroline Keith (bow) and Grant Smith (Aberdeen BC - cox). Racing over the 3000 metre upstream course, the Inverness crew outpaced their Aberdeen opposition and survived a clash of blades with two other crews as they passed through the King George VI Bridge to record a satisfactory win in their event category in a time of 14 minutes 53 seconds.

Winners of other events are listed as follows:-

Division 1
Mens Open Eights - Aberdeen University BC - 11.32
Mens Novice Eights - Heriot Watt University BC - 13.32
Womens R2 Eights - Aberdeen Schools RA - 14.32

Division 2
Mens R2 Eights - Aberdeen Schools RA - 12.31
Mens Veteran Eights - Aberdeen BC - 13.50
Womens Veteran Eights - Aberdeen BC - 16.02
Womens Novice Eights - Aberdeen University BC - 16.05

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