Lee Regatta May 2024

Waterford Boat Club attended our fourth even of the year – Lee Regatta on Sat 18th May 2024. We had a total of 30 entries on the day with 9 wins overall as well as a significant number of second and third places which is a remarkable achievement for such a hard fought regatta as Lee.

Some of the highlights of the day included the WJ18 4x- crew getting the day off to a great start with a comprehensive win to keep their winning run going.

Ben Weldon and Toby Cooke achieved a very respectable 4th place in their MJ13 2x double which was an excellent result as they’d only been out in a double once before the race.

Edie O’Flaherty and Katie Fitzpatrick won their WJ16 2x final. Sean Harte won his MJ18 1x heat and progressed to the final where he finished 3rd. Molly O’Flynn and Rachel weldon both took 2nd in their WJ15 1x finals. Sarah Power finished 2nd in her heat and qualified for the WJ18 1x final where she came in third.

Oran Skinner took 3rd in his MJ16 1x and Henry Brady took 2nd in his MJ16 1x. Later in the day Henry and Gosha Shekunov would win their MJ16 2x. Congratulations to the lads and to Gosha on his first win.

Following up their victory from Castleconnell, the MJ13 4x+ crew of Leon, Hugh, Maksym, Mads and cox Sofia took an excellent win where they won well after a great start. Great display from the crew, most of whom have only started rowing in the past few months.

Harry Grant and Colm Brennan took third place in their MJ15 2x final. In the MJ16 1x final Jessica Cooke took 2nd and Aine Power placed third. Then towards the very end of the day Rachel Weldon and Molly O’Flynn rounded off another very succesul regatta with a great win in the WJ15 2x.

Special mention has to go to Faye and Hannah who competed and won in three different categories over the space of 70 minutes and won all their races in the WJ15 4x+ (with Rachel and Molly), the WJ14 2x and also both girls won their individual singles as well. Fantastic display from the girls to keep their winning run going.

A great days racing yet again from all of our crews. Well done to all who took part and represented the club so well. As always thanks to all of the coaches for their ongoing hard work and for all the parents and guardians for helping out on the day

Big thanks to Tony for providing the jeep and towing the trailer up and down to Cork and also for the excellent photography on the day. Hugely appreciated by all.

The races are coming thick and fast now with the club travelling to Blessington on Sat 25th May for Dublin Metropolitan regatta for the second of three consecutive weekends of racing.


The full official results can be found here

WJ18 4x-Hannah Cunningham Boylan, Siun O’Mahony, Sarah Power, Erin O’Neill 1st
WJ16 2xEdie O’Flaherty, Katie Fitzpatrick1st
WJ16 1xJessica Cooke2nd
WJ15 1xRachael Weldon2nd
WJ15 1xMolly O’Flynn2nd
WJ15 4x+Molly O’Flynn, Rachel Weldon, Hannah Lemon, Faye O’Flaherty, Mads (cox)1st
WJ15 2xRachel Weldon, Molly O’Flynn1st
WJ14 2xHannah Lemon, Faye O’Flaherty1st
WJ14 1xFaye O’Flaherty1st
WJ14 1xHannah Lemon1st
MJ16 2xHenry Brady, Gosha Shekunov1st
MJ13 4x+Leon Mullins, Maksym, Hugh, Mads, Sofia(cox) 1st
Full official results here