It was with some disbelief that, following what had felt like incessant storms since Christmas, and the concomitant impact on training, that the trend changed and a forecast emerged that looked like it would smile on the Inverness Winter Head. And so it transpired that the sun shone and the wind puffed gently, in a largely helpful direction. With over 300 entries across all boat classes there were many smiles at the weather we laid on. Some of the biggest smiles seen belonged to our Novice women’s 8+ who enjoyed overtaking two student crews on the way down the course to come away with the medals in their event. The crew included some rowers that had not raced before but their performance really showed the benefits of a committed crew and regular coaching.
Inverness entered a total of 11 boats and many of us gained valuable experience and a taste of what is required to be competitive. Now time to start building towards the summer regatta season.
Full results can be found here.