Katie O’Brien and Steven McGowan from Galway Rowing Club are the only crew from Ireland to take to the water for World Cup II in Varese, Italy.

World Cup II is the only World Cup that offers para disciplines as part of the race program, so it was a tight turnaround for O’Brien and McGowan after racing last weekend at the International Para Regatta in Gavirate, Italy. Ireland was drawn against Ukraine, the Netherlands, France, Brazil and Uzbekistan in the first heat of the PR2 Mixed Doubles.

With 11 entries in the event, it’s a great opportunity for Ireland to see where they’re sitting in the field before the World Championships in September. Finishing in fifth position in the heat, Katie and Steven will race again tomorrow in the Repechage where they will race for the top two spots to reach the A Final.

Friday Results

  • PR2 Mix2x Heat 5th -> Repechage

Saturday Schedule (IST)

  • PR2 Mix2x Repechage – 10:05am