2023 Home International Regatta
This weekend, 240 athletes from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales all travelled to the picturesque Lough Rinn in county Leitrim for the 2023 Home International Regatta.
The weather wasn’t on our side as it was misty rain and downpours throughout the whole day but luckily the water remained calm. The competition was on and the weather didn’t stop all of the rowers going out and representing their teams in a great display of dedication and passion for the sport of rowing. It was Team England’s day as it was the first time any nation has won all 4 trophies in Ireland and the first time any nation has retained all four trophies. Ireland had some great results coming in second in the Junior/Senior Men category and third in Junior/Senior Women.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Leitrim County Council for all of the work that they have done to make the course at Lough Rinn one of the best in the country. They went above and beyond to support the team this weekend and we couldn’t be more thankful for their support. Also, a huge thank you to all of the organising committee and volunteers for running a fantastic event.
Finally, we would like to thank all of the teams and everyone who travelled over to be at the event! We hope you enjoyed the beautiful Lough Rinn and hopefully we will see you back here in the future.
|The Irish Travel Agency Cup |
|The John Hartland Trophy (Junior Men)||The Dame Katherine Grainger Quaich (Senior Women)||The Annamarie Phelps Cup (Senior Men)|
|England – 29||England – 37||England – 39||England – 36|
|Scotland – 25||Ireland – 29||Scotland – 32||Ireland – 31|
|Ireland – 23||Scotland – 18||Ireland – 23||Scotland – 24|
|Wales – 23||Wales – 16||Wales – 18||Wales – 17|
Portmagee Coastal Regatta
Portmagee regatta went ahead on Saturday at Ballinskelligs beach. Heavy rain throughout the day and a good swell breaking on the beach made for real coastal rowing conditions. An innovation on the day was a beach start which proved very exciting as the crews boarded as fast as possible to get their boats away.
A wide range of categories were offered to maximise participation and the highlight of the day was the first ever J12 quad race with competitors as young as 10 experiencing a fantastic coastal race.
The organisers would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the running of the event and all our fellow clubs who always come together to help out in any way possible. Pictures below of J12 winners Portmagee and second place Passage.