Inverness wins north and south of the border
posted by Roy Sinclair
- 8 May 2012, 9:35 a.m.
At the North East regatta last Saturday on the River Dee in Aberdeen, John
Sharkey and Dave Rothwell from Inverness Rowing Club won gold in the
Men's Veteran Coxless Pairs event when they beat a crew from Aberdeen
Boat Club by 6.5 seconds. Both athletes also raced in their respective
Men's Veteran and Novice Single Sculls events but missed out on achieving
gold medal placings.
In the three day British Universities Rowing Championships held at Holme
Pierrepont, Nottingham, Inverness rower Alan Sinclair representing the
University of East London struck gold on Monday in the Men's Championship
Quadruple Sculls event where he and his fellow crew members clinched their
medals by a margin of 6.02 seconds over a crew from Loughborough University.
This followed Alan's other gold medal in the Men's Championship
Coxed Fours event and his silver medal in the Men's Championship Double
Sculls event on Sunday. Alan's bronze medal win was achieved in the
Men's Coxless Pairs event on Monday.
Meanwhile in the first World Cup regatta of the season in Belgrade,
Inverness's own world sculling champion Imogen Walsh was paired with
Oxford's Andrea Dennis in the women's lightweight double sculls
event. Narrowly missing out on a place in the 'A' final by a mere
0.13 seconds, they nevertheless claimed a good second place finish behind
China in their 'B' final.