A great weekends racing at the Inverness RC Fours & Small Boats Head

The calm before the racing begins

The weekend of the 20th-21st of November saw our normally quiet canal abuzz with rowers and boats sporting kit and insignias from across Scotland (& one from England).  Despite a mixed forecast luck, and sun, shone on most of the divisions and a larger than expected entry of over 560 boats enjoyed fine conditions for racing.  For a number of IRC members this was their first taste of racing, which is great for the club.  IRC also saw success in a number of categories, having wins in each division (Novice 1x Steven Andrews: Vet 2- Robert Gordon & Dave Rothwell: WR2 2x Sara Brennan and Laura Evans-Smith: R2 1x Steven Andrews: MixMas 4x including Tom Baker).  Edinburgh University Boat Club claimed the overall Head of the Caledonian Canal prize with an impressive entry of quality crews.  Thanks must go to all of the volunteers who helped make the race happen as well as Highland Campervans for their sponsorship.  Caley Marina, Scottish Canals, The Storehouse and Gael Force Marine also offered valuable support.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming clubs back again for our Eights Head in March.

Full Results

Pictures by Donald Cameron