Today was Day 1 of the 2022 WRCC in Saundersfoot, UK. With some close races and ever changing weather conditions, it led to an extremely exciting day of racing.
The day started off with the CW1x and the weather conditions made it extremely challenging with the wind, waves and poor visibility. Things had calmed down by heat 2 which was brilliant for our Irish crews who were competing in this event. The heat was won by Janneke van der Meulen from the Netherlands by just 2.8 seconds over Miriam Sheehan from Castletownbere who rowed an incredibly strong race.
CM2x -Heat 1 Results
Paul McGonagle & Colm Gaffney – Kincasslagh IRL05 – 6th place progressing to A final
Tom Stafford & David Duggan – killurin/Kilmacsimon IRL01 8th place progressing to B final
CW1x – Heat 1 Results
Sionna Healy – Arklow IRL03 4th place progressing to A Final
Monika Dukarska – Killorglin IRL01 5th place progressing to A Final
Gillian Hosford – Castletownshend IRL05 13th place progressing to B Final
Niamh Hayes – Galley Flash IRL06 16th place progressing to B final
CW1x – Heat 2 Results
Miriam Sheehan – Castletownbere IRL02 2nd place progressing to A final
Xena Jordan – Arklow IRL04 6th place progressing to the A final
CW4x+ – Heat 1 Results
Ella Cialis, Eileen Whooley, Karen Hickey, Orla Hayes, Jack Calnan – Castletownshend IRL03 4th place progressing to A final
CW4x+ – Heat 2 Results
Joanne Stewart, Kirsten Leitch, Catherine Maxwell, Barbara Johnston, Norman Black – Olderfleet IRL04 10th place progressing to B final
Caitlin Ward,Aoibhe Sweeney,Leah Gallagher,Mairead Nic Bhloscaidh,Cian Sweeney- Loughros Point/City of Derry IRL01 11th place progressing to B final
CM2x- Heat 2 Results
Cian Sweeney & Michael O’Boyle – Loughros Point RC IRL02 9th place progressing to the B final
CM2x- Heat 3 Results
Luke Keaney & David Hussey – Donegal Bay/Portmagee IRL04 11th place progressing to B final
Best of luck tomorrow to everyone racing.
To catch up on todays results see here: https://worldrowing-admin.soticcloud.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ResultsRowing_Overall_WRCC.pdf
Keep an eye on our social medias for photos from day one.