Rowing: Summer Regattas

During the month of August RBAI Senior Squad members participated in two Regattas. Carrick on Shannon was the first to be held where Nick Reid was successful in winning the J16 and J18 events. This was a great achievement as Nick defeated some very competent scullers from Athlone, Commercial, Portadown and Carrick on Shannon Boat Clubs. The J18 Coxed Four of Cox Rory Hulatt, Brent Whiteside, Josh Hoy, Michael Gaston and Aled George were also successful in winning this event from Athlone in what proved to be a very exciting race. Last Saturday, 23 August saw Belfast Rowing Club hold their annual Summer Sprint Regatta where once again Nick Reid was successful in reaching two Finals in the Single events, winning the J18 event and narrowly losing out in the Intermediate event to a Sligo sculler. The Coxless Quad of Josh Hoy, Brent Whiteside, Mark Stewart and David Roy defeated Belfast Rowing Club by two lengths in the Final. The Squad are now looking forward to resuming training for the forthcoming Head of The River Season. 


MV Warnock.