Queen's Rowing

BUCS Regatta - Day 3 Results

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Queen's finished up at BUCS Regatta 2018 in style with a flurry of strong performances and some medals to boot.

The Men's Championship 4X took Gold medal with a very solid performance, taking the lead at the 1km mark and seeing off competition from Reading to take the top spot.

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This added to the Silver medal won by the Women's Beginner 8+ earlier in the day, seeing off a late surge by Bath to cap off a weekend of great performances by the Ladies Club. With both Beginner 8+s making the Semi-Finals it shows the strength in depth across the Women's Novice squad.

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Along with the Novices the Women's Intermediate 4+ put in a storming performance to take first in the B Final. With 5 crews neck and neck entering the last 500m the Ladies produced a blistering wind-up to pull ahead of their competitors and finish the weekend on a high.

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The Men's Intermediate 4X narrowly missed out on Bronze, finishing 4th in the Final while Dan Colbeck qualified for the Men's Beginner 1X Semi Finals, finishing 10th overall out of 60 entries. The Men's Intermediate 2- made the A final but were unable to replicate their strong performance from the Semi Final and finished 6th.

Full results for the entire Regatta can be found here

Our thanks go to BUCS for hosting yet another fantastic regatta.

BUCS Regatta - Day 2 Results

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Sunday saw an even busier day of racing for Queen's beneath cloudless skies and on calm water.

The Men's Intermediate and Championship 2X both held their own to bring home Silver in their respective finals. Adding to the medals was Fiona Bell winning Bronze in the Women's Championship 1X.

The Men's Championship Lightweight 2X was narrowly beaten into 4th in their final to be denied a medal, in what would become a familiar feat for the rest of the day.

The Women's Beginner 4X comfortably qualified for the A final but were unable to keep up with the leading three crews in the final itself, coming 4th overall and despite not medalling, putting in a series of strong performances throughout the day, setting them up for the 8+s on Day 3.

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The Women's Intermediate 8+ rowed well in the morning time trials to qualify for the Semi Finals. Unable to build on that later in the day, they came 6th in the B final in what proves to be a stronger field year on year. Similarly the Women's Beginner 4+ had to settle for a B final, pipping Exeter at the line for 2nd place by 0.4 secs.

Last but certainly not least the Men's Beginner 8+s were in action. Both crews had strong time trials, comfortably making it into the Semi Finals. With both crews drawn in the same Semi, they were both up against a strong field if they were to make it into the A final.

The A crew put in a strong performance, comfortably taking 2nd and making it through the A final. The B crew were determined not to be left out, and in a dogfight with Warwick's A crew in the final 250m, they dug very deep and found another gear, taking 3rd by a mere 0.14 secs to create history and have both crews through to the final.

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Sadly, the Final itself didn't yield more medals for the club, with the A crew being beaten into 4th on the line. Heartbreaking to be so close and miss out, but a lack of medals does nothing to conceal the fantastic strength in depth of this year's Novice Men squad and the great character within. The future for the men's club is looking very bright indeed.

BUCS Regatta - Day 1 Results

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A fantastic day of rowing for Queen's on Day 1 at BUCS.

The highlight of the day was the Men's Novice 4+ A final. Half a length down at the 1km mark, they found an extra gear to row through Liverpool and take the Gold medal with clear water at the end. The B 4+ performed very well to come 2nd in the B final.

This followed on from medals in the Men's Intermediate Single, taking both Gold and Silver in a two boat race, as well as first place in the B Final.

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Queen's also took Silver and narrowly missed out on Bronze in the Men's Championship Single scull.

The Men's Novice 4X placed 4th in their A final. A heartbreaking result for a crew that dominated their Semi-Final and has progressed immensely since being formed two months ago,

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Similarly, the Women's Championship Lightweight 2X were achingly close to making the Final.  A tremendous showing for a crew that held their own in a field full of U23 International rowers.

The Women's Intermediate 4X placed 4th in their C Final. A respectable result in a competitive category.

In the Men's Intermediate Lightweight 1X, Queen's placed 6th in the A Final and 1st in the B final.

Irish University Championships 2018

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Hello from the National Rowing Centre! Crews have arrived and began to build boats ahead of a busy day of racing. Conditions are perfect, with no wind and not so much as a ripple across the water's surface.

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With crews entered in most races throughout the day, it'll be a busy and hopefully successful day for Queen's Rowing. Results will be posted throughout the day but can be viewed along with the Race Draw at https://www.rowingireland.ie/regattas/418/events/

Zen Corporate Fun Day 2018

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On the 25th March, we welcomed crews from Zen, House of Zen, MKB Law and Bridge Commercials for a corporate fun day.

The day kicked off with introductions to the boathouse and the equipment, followed by a coached session on the water. The weather was kind to us and for the first time in seemed an age, the Lagan was drenched in sunshine.

Having been coached through the basics and with all crews rowing as one, we broke for refreshments ahead of an afternoon of racing.

The races took the form of quick sprints, from the Governor's Bridge back to the pontoon. The crew from Bridge Commercial were victorious in the end.

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Our thanks go to all the teams for coming down and giving rowing a try as well as to Eddie Fung for providing prizes and food on the day.

We're immensely grateful for the generous support from all four businesses to Queen's Rowing. Their generosity will help us to achieve more on the water and we hope to welcome them back in the future.

HORR 2018 Results

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Two Queen's crews travelled to London on Sunday to compete in the 2018 Head of the River Race. One of the most prestigious races in the world, on the most famous stretch of water, this was a fantastic chance for the men to compete in a field of Olympians and to get a taste of rowing amongst the best in the world.

The weather was mild and the race conditions were quick, albeit a tad slower than the previous day. With final checks made to the boats and race plans reviewed, it was time for the men to take to the water and put all their training into practice.

First off were the Intermediate 8+, making good use of conditions to move through the pack and place 65th with a time of 19.21. Following them were the Novice 8+, who pushed through a long void to place 169th overall with a time of 20.20. 

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Strong results for both crews and an invaluable experience. Our thanks go to Tideway Sculling School for hosting us for both WEHORR and HORR and our focus now turns to Lagan Head this coming Saturday for a strong finish to the Head season. 

WEHORR 2018 Results

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Yesterday was another good day of rowing for Queen's. In a crowded field the Intermediate Women's 8+ started down the pack at 238th, but rowed exceptionally well as the tide lowered to place 89th overall with a time of 21:35.1.

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The Novice Women's 8+ also excelled themselves, pushing on from their BUCS Head success, they placed 129th out of 305 entries, again fastest out of all Novice University crews.

Also a huge congratulations to former Queen's Rower Rebecca Edwards who was 7 seat in the Molesley 8+ that came 4th overall!

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Today sees the Men's Crews in action, with both an Intermediate 8+ and a Novice 8+ entered. Race start is currently scheduled for 10.30am.