1K Classic June 2024

Race Report

The 1K classic is the culmination of the J13-J15 season. This year it was held on Saturday 29th June at Lough Linn Co Leitrim. The 1K Classic tends to move between Cork and Leitrim on alternating years. As a result of this year’s event being held in Lough Rinn a good deal of the Northern Irish clubs have the chance to attend making this an Island wide event

Waterford Boat Club had crews entered in 6 races during the day

  • WJ15 4x+ – Rachel Weldon, Molly O’Flynn, Hannah Lemon, Faye O’Flaherty, Harry Grant(cox)
  • MJ15 1x – Harry Grant
  • WJ15 1x – Molly O’Flynn and Rachel Weldon
  • WJ14 1x – Hannah Lemon and Faye O’Flaherty

Our crew’s performances were excellent again today and competition was very strong in each race as expected. The WJ15 4x+ crew and cox Harry came in a solid 3rd place in a very tough final and gave an excellent showing giving it their best effort.
Harry raced really well in his MJ15 1x with tough competition
Molly achieved 2nd place in her WJ15 1x final and gave a very brave battle to the line but lost out in a close race to the sculler from Athlone.
Rachel took the win in her WJ15 1x final where she led from the start and was very comfortable throughout. Really well done Rachel.

Faye and Hannah got drawn in the same final which is always a bit of a shame when team mates are drawn against each other but nonetheless both girls performed exceptionally well in the final with Faye taking an excellent win after a really tough battle with the sculler from Lee Valley with Hannah following in closely behind in 3rd place. A brilliant result for the girls.

In summary, a fantastic effort from all of our crews today in the highlight event of the Junior 13-15 season. Everyone represented the club well today, gave their absolute best effort and should be proud of themselves. Thanks to all parents, guardians and club members for the support and well wishes.

However there’s no rest for our crews as they make the long journey home only to turn around a few hours later to head up to Fermoy Regatta the following morning to meet up with the rest of the club for an extremely busy day with the WJ15 4x+ girls back racing again at 08:22 am.

The club would like to thank Clonmel Rowing Club for bringing our boats for the 1K up to Lough Rinn and bringing them down to Fermoy for the next day’s regatta. A huge thanks to them for their help.