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Caledonian Canal set to host top rowing action in Inverness this weekend

By Will Clark

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Rowing takes place on Saturday. Picture: Gary Anthony
Rowing takes place on Saturday. Picture: Gary Anthony

ALMOST 600 crews will be battling it out on the Caledonian Canal in the Caley Marina Inverness Fours/Quads and Small Boats Head which is set to take place this weekend.

Crews representing clubs, schools and universities from all over Scotland will be travelling to Inverness to compete in what is being hailed as a highly significant event in the Scottish rowing calendar.

Several crews from Inverness Rowing Club will be racing in each division on both days of the regatta.

Also racing will be potentially international athletes who are aspiring for recognition by selectors for Great Britain crews during next season’s Olympic year as they look to claim a place in Paris.

Event spokesman Roy Sinclair says it promises to be an excellent weekend of rowing with top crews from across the country taking part during two days of action.

He said: “Saturday and Sunday sees an excellent entry of fours/quads and small boats competing in the Inverness Rowing Club’s autumn event which takes place on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness.

On Saturday, racing will take place over the 4500 metre course from Dochgarroch to the finish line beside the rowing club boathouse close to the new swing bridge at Tomnahurich.

Racing will start at 10am for crews in Division One.

Racing for crews in Division Two is at 1.30pm.

On Sunday, Division One racing will start at 9.30am with Division Two racing scheduled to start at 1pm.

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