Success for Inverness Rowing Club at home and abroad

posted by Roy Sinclair - 12 May 2013, 10:10 p.m.

Inverness club members featured successfully at two regattas last weekend, one in Essen in Germany and one at home in Aberdeen.

At the 97 Hill International Regatta in Essen, the GB men's coxless four on Sunday featured Alan Sinclair from Belmaduthy along with his GB team mates Scott Durant and Matt Tarrant who raced with the 2011 World men's eight silver medallist Nathaniel Reilly O'Donnell. They won their final in strong headwind conditions in a time of 6:48.66 from Croatia with Serbia taking the bronze medal position.

On the Saturday, Alan raced in the GB eight along with his crew mates from Sunday's crew together with Matt Gotrel, James Foad, Tom Ransley, Dan Ritchie and cox Phelan Hill to win their silver medal just 2 seconds behind Poland, with France taking the bronze medal position.

Meanwhile, at the North East Regatta on the River Dee in Aberdeen, Inverness members Hazel Geddes and Hazel Smith won both their heat and final of the women's veteran double sculls against crews from Aberdeen Boat Club whilst Dave Rothwell and John Sharkey just missed out on victory in the men's veteran coxless pairs by the narrowest of margins to another Aberdeen Boat Club crew.

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