However, as it happens, by Friday rowers were met with a typical Inniscarra tailwind leaving the water choppy, but for the most part very rowable.
Crews from both clubs rowed hard and performed well under the new categorizing system which saw higher level crews come down and race in the lower categories. This resulted in not as many wins as Queen's would have liked but saw many of our rowers perform well against crews more senior than they were.
For more detailed information on the results of the regatta follow this link http://www.rowingireland.ie/regattas/321/ to the Rowing Ireland website.
Results for the MEN at University Championships were as follows
Heats Intermediate 1x James McKelvey - 2nd Ben Evans - 6th
Novice 8+ QUBBC A - 1st QUBBC B - 3rd
Finals (Some boat classes were straight finals)
Club 8+ QUBBC - 3rd
Club 1 4+ QUBBC - 3rd
Intermediate 1x James McKelvey - 4th
Novice 8+ QUBBC A - 3rd QUBBC B - 6th
Senior 4x- QUBBC - 2nd (Luke McCann filled in at bow seat for James McKelvey)
Novice 4x+ QUBBC - 1st
Results for the WOMEN at University Championships were as follows
As I was unable to update the blog of the women's crews and who was in them while at the regattas I will include the members of the crews while listing results. The details of the men's crews are included in the previous post
Intermediate 2x QUBLBC (Rebecca Mackey, Rebecca Edwards) - 3rd
Novice 8+ QUBLBC A (Lana Mullen, Lois Kelso, Rosanna McBrien, Stephanie McIvor, Alice Foynes, Niamh Cassidy, Molly Kerr, Samantha Fisher. Cox - Carol Moorehead) - 2nd QUBLBC B (Jennifer Whittaker, Victoria Coulter, Joanne Willis, Caroline McCammon, Booke Burnside, Hannah Smith, Chelsea Goodwin, Stacey McGaughey. Cox - Alice Murdoch) - 4th
Intermediate 1x QUBLBC (Rebecca Edwards) - 2nd
Novice 4x+ QUBLBC (Jennifer Whittaker, Victoria Coulter, Rosanna McBrien, Booke Burnside. Cox - Alice Murdoch) - 3rd
Club 1 4+ QUBLBC B (Alicia Green, Rachael Abbott, Mary-Beth Toner, Ellie Holmes. Cox - Catherine Campbell) - 4th QUBLBC C (Lois Kelso, Lana Mullen, Stephanie McIvor, Molly Kerr. Cox - Carol Moorehead) - 6th
Club 1 8+ (This was the ladies 1st VIII first race in their new boat. From what I gathered it was a beautiful boat to race in) QUBLBC (Emma McKee, Rachel Brown, Rebecca Mackey, Rebecca Edwards, Ruth Taylor, Dineka Maguire, Jane Cunningham, Niamh Menary) - 2nd
Queen's only raced on day 1 of Skibbereen Regatta. Times have also been provided with the results sourced on the Rowing Ireland website for this event. http://www.rowingireland.ie/regattas/303/
Results for the MEN at Skibbereen Regatta
Division 2 8+ (includes J16, Club 2 and Novice. All categories raced together but the winners of each category are awarded rather than just 1st place in the final) Heat A QUBBC B (Novice) - 3rd with a time of 6:59.24. Winning time 6:15.84 Heat B QUBBC A (Novice) - 2nd with a time of 6:23.22. Winning time 6:09.94
Division 1 1x (Includes J18, club 1, Intermediate, Senior and Lightweight. Same system as Division 2) Heat E Tiernan Oliver (club 1) - 1st with a time of 7:29.21 Adam Boreham (club 1) - 2nd with a time of 7:46.59 Jason Armstrong (club 1) - 4th with a time of 7:57.38 Heat J Christopher Beck (Lightweight) -1st with a time of 7:19.38 Luke McCann (Lightweight) - 4th with a time of 7:55.59 Ben Evans (Lightweight) - 6th with a time of 8:38.44
Division 2 2x Heat F QUBBC C (Club 2) - 5th with a time of 9:11.00 (Oar came out of gate). Winning time 7:18.70 Heat G QUBBC A (Club 2) - 1st with a time of 7:20.00 QUBBC B (Club 2) - 3rd with a time of 7:28.20 QUBBC D (Club 2) - 6th with a time of 8:35.70
Division 1 4x- Heat A QUBBC (Club 1) - 6th with a time of 6:52. Winning time 6:27.
Divison 2 8+ Final C QUBBC B (Novice) - 1st with a time of 6:55.50. Final A QUBBC A (Novice) - 6th with a time of 6:21.00. Winning time 6:08.6
Division 1X Final B Tiernan Oliver (Club 1) - 5th with a time of 7:31.10. Winning time of 7:20.10. Final A Christopher Beck (Lightweight) - 5th with a time of 7:21.1. Winning time of 7:12.00.
Overall Tiernan was the fastest club 1 sculler in the finals and Chris was the fastest Lightweight in the finals.
Division 2x Final B QUBBC B (Club 2) - 1st with a time of 7:25.15. Final A QUBBC A (Club 2) - 2nd with a time of 7:20.90. Winning time 7:17.30 QUBBC A was the winner of the Club 2 double category of Division 2
Picture of the Division 2 Club 2 2x winners Mark McMullan and Ben Evans
Results for the WOMEN at Skibbereen Regatta
Division 1 1x Heat D Rebecca Edwards (Intermediate) - 3rd with a time of 8:27.00. Winning time 8:06.
Division 2 2x Heat B QUBLBC (Novice) - 6th with a time of 9:42.60. Winning time 7:58.15.
Division 1 2- Heat B QUBLBC (Intermediate) - 1st with a time of 8:02.43.
Division 2 8+ Heat A QUBLBC A (Novice) - 1st with a time of 7:27.60. Heat C QUBLBC (Club 2) - 5th with a time of 8:11.20. Winning time 7:13.
Division 1 4x- Heat B QUBLBC (Intermediate) - 4th with a time of 7:22.50. Winning time 7:02.30.
Division 2 2x Heat C QUBLBC (Club 2) - 3rd with a time of 8:27.50. Winning time 8:02.90
Division 1 4+ Heat B QUBLBC (Club 1) - 4th with a time of 8:04.60. Winning time 8:04.60
Division 1 1x Final B Rebecca Edwards (Intermediate) - 2nd with a time of 8:23.45. Winning time 8:15.73.
Division 2 4x+ Final C QUBLBC (Novice) - 5th with a time of 9:19.2. Winning time 8:29.10.
Division 1 2- Final A QUBLBC (Intermediate) - 3rd with a time of 8:03.8. Winning time 7:55.00 The Pair of Dineka Maguire and Ruth Taylor won their division.
Division 2 8+ Final C QUBLBC B (Club 2) - 3rd with a time of 8:23.60. Winning time 8:12.60 Final A QUBLBC (Novice 8) - 4th with a time of 7:42.50. Winning time 7:15.00 The novice crew won their division. Pictured below is the crew.
Division 2 2x Heat B QUBLBC (Club 2) - 2nd with no time recorded in results. 4.68 seconds behind leader.
Division 1 4+ Heat B QUBLBC (Club 1) - 3rd with a time of 8:03.00. Winning time 7:48.
It was a fun weekend for all, both clubs have been able to see where they are in terms of the competition. Queen's do not usually peak for University Championships, we hope to come back in the summer and take away a very different set of results! Needless to say everyone enjoyed their sleep after the 5 hour car journey back to Belfast on Saturday evening.