Canadian men’s eight in B Final
it was a tight race for local conlin mccabe and his canadian men’s eight boat in the repechage stage Friday at the world rowing championships, but the canucks ended up finishing fourth in the heat to get relegated to the B Final. the canadians, with mccabe working in the stroke position, crossed the finish line with a time of 5:29.460 – about four seconds away from first place. only five seconds separated first and fifth in the repechage. Great Britain and romania placed first and second, respectively, in the repechage to earn a spot in the a Final. canada will now compete in the B Final on sunday. Great Britain, australia, Germany, u.s., italy and romania will race in the a Final. this is the first time the canadian men’s eight have competed in a world championship since 2012, which Brockville rowing club’s mccabe was a part of. the canadian men’s eight was dismantled after the 2012 olympics when they won a silver medal. the plan was to make more smaller boats and increase their chances at winning medals at the 2016 olympics. the men’s eight made their return at the world cup in switzerland in July. the current world championship is just the second time the canadian men have raced the eight at an international regatta since making its return. mccabe missed that reintroduction as he was dealing with an injury. mccabe was extremely excited to get back into the men’s eight boat at a big-time meet.