Cork Boat Club’s men’s senior eight was the fastest crew at the Skibbereen Head of the River at the Marina in Cork today. Their time of nine minutes 22 seconds was 16 seconds faster than Shandon’s men’s senior eight. Presentation College won the men’s junior eight in a time of 10 minutes and nine seconds.
The outstanding men’s quadruple was Lee’s junior crew. Their time of 10 minutes 50 seconds was nine seconds better than the fastest senior quad, Skibbereen. Lee’s junior 16 women’s coxed quadruple is pictured.
On a day when a lot of different clubs took honours, Shandon won the men’s senior four, while Ronan Gibbon of New Ross was the fastest junior single sculler.
Racing in the rolling head, Muckross had the fastest time – 10 minutes and 4 seconds – in the women’s senior quadruple, while the women’s junior 18A quadruple was won by Skibbereen.
The fastest women’s junior 18 single sculler was Anna Keating of Shannon.
Conditions were notably calm and there was a good entry.