The Inverness 4s and Small Boats Head had our crews start the season with a bang. Our beginners put in some fine performances on Saturday to prove that their training is coming along well. Given early results we’re confident this year's intake have what it takes to be successful come regatta season! The club had a fleet of single scullers throughout the day with a notable performance form Nathaniel Fishburn finishing 2nd in the Open Nov 1x. Finally, the club brought home our first medal of the season. A showdown between two Heriot-Watt mixed quads saw some tough racing with the A boat coming away victorious.
Sunday was unfortunately cancelled due to heavy fog that refused to shift from the canal.
Many thanks to Inverness Rowing Club for hosting in their idyllic location. See you again next year!
HWUBC took the long and arduous trip through the streets of Edinburgh to Edinburgh University's Pleasance Sports Complex to take part in the Edinburgh Indoor Championships. The club put on a good show with some very high placing athletes. The most notable win coming from William Coalter in the Coxes Battle Supreme! Cementing his position as Scotland's quickest university cox. Many PB’s were set over the weekend with some very quick times being posted. Big shout out to our beginner athletes (featured above) for taking part in their first rowing event and getting their first taste of competition! Many thanks to Edinburgh University Boat Club for putting on a great event!
In September, the club sent 3 athletes north to St Andrews to compete in the Saints Coastal Rowing Regatta. A great opportunity for the athletes to diversify their talents and learn a familiar yet still new sport. Many thanks to St Andrews University Boat Club for hosting the weekend. Special mention goes to Ross Evans with a 2nd place in the B final. Congratulations to senior athletes Nathaniel Fishburn and Will Redmayne who also had successful weekends.
Saturday 3rd June saw a scorching day of racing for 2 of the club members on day 1 of Scot Champs. An early start saw Lizzie in the fourth race of the day, in the W1x time trial, and claim her place in the E final. Ben later in the afternoon competed in the Open Int1x and came 3rd progressing through to the final, finishing 4th overall in a very competitive category.
Day 2 began with Glenn having his second singles race since joining in the Open Nov 1x, and after facing some challenges in the time trial was able to make his way to the B final. The Open 2x saw Ross and Andrew competing, and they were able to gain experience racing against high caliber crews. Sunday 4th was also a special day for the club, as after being delayed on several occasions, members of the club were able to join with alumni for a long overdue boat naming. Gillian Stewart joined us during the gap in racing for the naming of the Kangua double, christened with a favorite of hers, a gin and tonic! The afternoon saw another 2 beginners, Sam and Filip, taking out the double for the Open Nov2x and Emily rounding up the day in the WInt 1x with determination down the course finishing 3rd overall.