On a beautiful May Saturday in Cork Waterford Boat Club took part in the Lee Regatta 2023. We had a total of 29 boats running across the day.
In a fantastic day out we had total of nine wins for the Club and five 2nd places, which made for very exciting and competitive racing.
The day got off to a great start with the WJ15 4x+ taking a win to follow up their recent win in Commercial. This was quickly followed by wins for Oran and Henry in the MJ15 1x. They’d add to their haul later in the day with a win together in the J15 2x. Next up was the WJ 14x+ who took an excellent win in their race. 2 members of that same crew, Faye and Hannah took part in the WJ13 1x before lunch. Both took part in their first WJ13 1x races after just a couple of training sessions in singles. Faye scored a great win on her debut and Hannah had an excellent 3rd place. To add to this, Faye and Hannah won their WJ13 2x later in the day as well.
The wins continued after lunch with a great win for the WJ16 4x+ crew which was then followed by a win for the MJ16 4x+ crew.
We’d also like to say well done to the newer members Harry and Oisin competing in the MJ14 1x category with Harry making his singles debut after just two training sessions and Mads coxing at his first Regatta, all great learning.
Thanks for everyone’s support and help as it’s a massive operation to give the young athletes the best chance taking to the water.
Again well done to all of our competitors, it’s been an excellent start to the season and we look forward to Castleconnell next week where we will have 24 boats running. Full schedule for Castleconnell can be found here
|WJ14 4x+||Hannah Lemon, Molly O’Flynn, Rachel Weldon, Faye O’Flaherty||Win|
|MJ15 1x||Henry Brady||Win|
|WJ15 4x+||Jessica Cooke, Aine Power, Katie Fitzpatrick, Edie O’Flaherty||Win|
|MJ15 1x||Oran Skinner||Win|
|WJ13 1x||Faye O’Flaherty||Win|
|WJ16 4x+||Erin O’Neill, Hannah Cunningham Boylan, Sarah Power, Siun O’Mahony||Win|
|MJ16 4x+||Sean Harte, Henry Brady, Darragh Ryan, Oran Skinner||Win|
|MJ16 1x||Sean Harte||2nd|
|MJ15 2x||Oran Skinner, Henry Brady||Win|
|WJ13 2x||Faye O’Flaherty, Hannah Lemon||Win|
Full results of all races can be found here