Last Sunday, July 27th, rowers and supporters of the GalleyFlash were up bright and early to make the journey to Passage West for the Cork County Finals. Changeable weather and unsettled seas combined to pose a tough challenge for those competing on the day. With the club not competing in the first race of the day, this offered rowers an opportunity to view the course before taking to the water.
Sailing / Rowing
Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club continue to accumulate silverware at Cork County Coastal Rowing Final 2014 Kilmacsimon crews and supporters travelled east to Passage for the first time in almost 20 years last Sunday July 27th to compete in the 2014 Cork County Coastal Rowing Final, the largest coastal rowing event outside of the All Irelands, hence the earlier 9am start.
Megan and Celina Ryder from Limerick with Amelia Green from London and Alex Nash from Baltimore Pictured at the launch of Women on the Water WOW– a fun event for all types of sailing craft on Tuesday 12th August at Baltimore Sailing Club in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research. Sponsorship cards & registration at the Baltimore clubhouse. www.breakthroughcancerresearch.ie Pic: Gerard McCarthy
IRELAND claimed their fifth Atlantic Challenge victory after a down-to-the-wire contest with three crews in contention up to the last of 10 events, Russia, UK and Ireland at Golfe du Morbihan in Brittany recently.
The attractive village of Castletownshend and Castlehaven Harbour was the setting on yet another balmy summer’s afternoon on Sunday last July 20th, for the third round of the SWCYRA 2014 Championship where Kilmacsimon crews again fared very well on the day, winning 7 races, finishing second in 6 and coming in third in 2 races – a considerable achievement out of a total of 18 race categories.
The third round of the Celtic Ross sponsored South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship was held on Sunday last, July 20th in Castletownshend. With the County Final merely a week away and with several qualification places still up for grabs, rowers of the GalleyFlash produced some great displays of skill and endurance in sweltering conditions.
Last Sunday, July 6th, the rowers of the GalleyFlash travelled to Union Hall for the second round of the Celtic Ross sponsored South West championship. Once again, the club had a very successful day with 17 crews taking to the water on the day.
THE 2014 Dragon Class Irish National Championship was held in Kinsale between June 26th and 29th. The entry was an impressive 21 boats and the race organisers were particularly delighted to welcome 9 boats from the UK. Racing began on Thursday 26th June in both glorious sunshine and torrential downpours. The wind was shifty and problematic but 2 races were completed with IRL216 Chimaera ( Craig, Mathews & Pettitt)
The rowers of the GalleyFlash Rowing Club got their South West championship campaign underway last Sunday, June 29th in Baltimore. With a number of championship debutantes in their midst, the club had a hugely successful day at such an early stage in the season. The rowers on the day representing the Galley were as follows: U12 Ladies (2nd) Áine O’Brien, Aibhin Ruddy, Lucy Quirke, Ciara O’Driscoll & Danny Hayes (Cox)
Kilmacsimon commence 2014 SWCYRA Championship in great style Last Sunday June 29th on a very pleasant summer’s afternoon in Baltimore the first round of the 2014 SWCYRA Championship got underway with nine clubs of the southwest division battling it out on the water.