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Rowers from across Britain compete on Caledonian Canal in Inverness

By Will Clark

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Rowing crews from across Scotland and England took part in the Caley Marina Inverness Fours/Quads and Small Boats Heads at the Caledonian Canal.

Races took place on Saturday approximately 4500 metres from Dochgarroch to the Inverness Rowing Club’s Boathouse close to the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge.

However, races due to take place on Sunday were cancelled due to poor visibility as a result of fog.

The overall winner of the Victor Ludorum for participation and performance at the regatta was St Andrew Boat Club from Edinburgh.

In the Fours/Quads events, the fastest men’s crew of the weekend was the University of St Andrews BC Restricted 1 Quad Scull (Aidan Graham) in a time of 14 minutes 48.55 seconds. The fastest women’s crew was also the University of St Andrews BC Restricted 1 Quad Scull (Lizzy Adlam) in a time of 16 minutes 12.89 seconds.

In the Small Boats events, the fastest men’s crew was the University of St Andrews BC Restricted 1 Double Scull (Mahni Fahati) in 16 minutes 30.95 seconds. Fastest women’s crew was the Restricted 2 Double Scull from Edinburgh University BC (Lauren Cole) in a time of 19 minutes 6.13 seconds.

In Coxless Pairs events, the fastest men’s crew was the Open Restricted 1 Glasgow University BC crew stroked by Solomon Thomas in 16 minutes 56.14 seconds. The fastest women’s crew was the St Andrew BC Masters crew stoked by G Connal in 19 minutes 14.74 seconds.

Fastest women’s single sculler was The Glasgow Academy Restricted 1 sculler Briony Wood in a time of 18 minutes 59.26 seconds.

In the Open Single Sculls event the fastest men’s Junior 18 single sculler was S Desmeulles from George Heriots School RC in a time of 17 minutes 46.06 seconds.

Inverness Rowing Club won the Open Masters Inverness/Chesterton composite coxless pair stroked by Connor Burgess winning their event in 17 minutes 29.48 seconds.

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