Saturday 8 November saw the Boat Club's first official race under the Scottish Winter League ("SWL") at the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. The 4.5 km Head Race proved to be a great course to give novice crews their first ever racing experience, and a good proxy for the development of senior crews. Our more top-level senior women’s crew scratched due to illness and injury.
Division 1 - 3rd in Open Coxed Fours.
6th fastest men’s coxed four out of 13. Time - 16:29.42 (approx. 40 seconds behind Edinburgh)
Division 2 - 3rd in Men’s Restricted Coxed fours. 12th overall. 3rd fasted men’s coxed four out of 23. Time – 16.42.34
Division 1 - 4th in Women’s Restricted 1 coxed fours.
13th out of 17 women’s coxed fours. Time - 20:53.89
Division 1 - 7th in Men’s Restricted 2 Coxed Fours. 66th overall. Time - 24:00.34
Division 2 - 10th in Novice Men’s Coxed Fours. 46th overall. Time - 19.43.66
Division 1- 18th in Women’s Novice Coxed Fours. 68th overall. Time - 26:02.29
Division 2 - 7th in Women’ Restricted 2 coxed fours. 68th overall. Time - 26:37.36
Full results http://www.invernessrowingclub.org.uk/.../ivs_sb.../results.html#
We next go to Glasgow Fours head. This week we have focused on our technique to help us close the gap between us and the other universities.
The endurance program has started and rowers are completing 11 sessions a week. It is tough and the rowers, especially the first years, are getting used to handling their time, rowing training and dealing with tiredness. Ergo scores are already improving.
Coach Iain Rice