Over 70 races held at Sli

The Sligo Champion - - SPORT -

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.

This year saw Sligo Row­ing C

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