Over 70 races held at Sli
THIS Saturday saw Sligo Rowing Club host their annual home regatta in Doorly Park where in excess of seventy races were held over the 3 lane 800 metre sprint regatta course. Visiting clubs included City of Derry, Commercial of Islandbridge Dublin, Carrick on Shannon and Athlone Boat Club all of whom had winners on race day as indeed did Sligo Rowing Club. Also on the water racing were two visitors from Boston who happened to be passing through Sligo on regatta day Alessandro Tagliavia of CRI Boston who raced in the men’s intermediate single sculls and Claudia Tagliavia who rows with Greenwich and who had a cracking race winning the women’s intermediate single sculls by a bow ball against an excellent Carrick sculler.
Owing to increasing winds in the early afternoon the regatta committee made the decision midway through the race schedule over lunch to transfer racing from the Doorly Park stretch to the more sheltered Hazelwood stretch which afforded excellent rowing conditions for sculling all be it at the sacrifice of spectator viewing. It was commented by many visiting that there are not many other stretches of water in the country where such flexibility exists to accommodate changing weather conditions on race day.
City of Derry were well represen Credit Union Perpetual Cup for t Tinsley, a long term friend of the Bridie Tinsley Memorial Cup to A women’s junior 16 coxed quad. T ed to Athlone Boat Club in recog performance who were the young
Sligo crews did not disappoint on many crews winning their individ Patterson and Brian Colsh who wo Molua Donohue who won his mast and Killian McCarthy who won t Angus Carter, Andrew Waters, Ki cox Erin O’ Connor winning the m club double was won by returnin Smith whilst Glenn Patterson wo sculls, with Brian Colsh second. single scull category with Alannah junior 16 singles.
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