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One of the great days for Irish club and university rowing will be marked at Henley Royal Regatta this year. The Henley stewards have asked the Trinity eight which won the Ladies’ Plate in 1977 to mark the fortieth anniversary with a formal row over.

Trinity had last won the Ladies’ Plate Challenge Cup over a century before, in 1875. The 1977 crew beat Pembroke College, Cambridge in the final by three and one third lengths in a time of six minutes 53 seconds.

That year the crew also won the Gannon Cup and the Universities’ Championships and represented Irish Universities at an invitational event in Egypt.

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The Trinity senior coach of 1977, Robin Tamplin, sadly died this year and the crew will be rowing in a boat named in his memory. Tamplin, a former captain and president of Dublin University Boat Club, rowed for Ireland at the London Olympics at Henley in 1948.

In 2015, Sean Drea rowed over at Henley. The Neptune man had won the Diamond Sculls in 1973, 1974 and 1975.

Rowing DURCThe 1977 Dublin University Boat Club crew

The Ladies’ Plate is the top eights’ event at Henley for club and university crews below The Grand Challenge Cup, at which heavyweight international crews compete.

Henley Royal Regatta is the most famous rowing regatta. Founded in 1839, it continues to draw crowds as a social event, while top rowers from around the world take part.

The regatta runs from June 28th to July 2nd this year.

 

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#Rowing: Ireland’s last crew at Henley Royal Regatta exited this morning. Monika Dukarska was well beaten by Lisa Scheenaard of the Netherlands in the Princess Royal for women’s single scullers. Scheenaard, on the Berkshire station, took a little time to establish a lead, but not long after the Island she had taken a half-length lead and she had a considerable clearwater advantage by the one-mile mark.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Three (Selected Results; Irish interest):

Princess Royal (Women’s Single Sculls; Open): L Scheenaard bt M Dukarska easily; 9:17.

Prince Albert (Fours, coxed; Student): Algemene Utrechtse Studenten Roeivereniging Orca, Holland bt Trinity (M Corcoran, P Moreau, L Hawkes, M Kelly; cox C Flynn) 2¾ l; 7:40.

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#Rowing: The Old Collegians crew of Dave Neale and Sean Jacob lost out to Christiania Roklub of Norway in the Double Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta today. The Norwegians led from the start. They had carved out a one and three-quarter length lead by Fawley, and while the Irish crew kept them honest, they could not reel them in.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Two (Selected Results, Irish interest)

Double Sculls (Open): K Lorentzen and S Vinje bt D Neale and S Jacob 2¾ l; 7:53.

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#Rowing: Dave Neale and Sean Jacob in the Double Sculls and Monika Dukarska in the Princess Royal for single scullers came through the qualifiers at Henley Royal Regatta today. Both are open events. Lady Elizabeth also made it through in the Wyfold for club fours. Trinity’s second crew, who rowed into a powerful headwind, fell just outside the qualifiers in the Prince Albert for student coxed fours.

Henley Royal Regatta – Qualifying Races (Irish interest)

Qualifiers: Princess Royal (Single Sculls; Women; Open): M Dukarska.

The Double Sculls Cup (Men; Open): D Neale and S Jacob.

Wyfold (Fours; Club): Lady Elizabeth BC

Non Qualifier: Prince Albert (Fours, coxed; Student): Trinity College, Dublin B

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#ROWING: Trinity bowed out of the Temple Cup for student eights at Henley Royal Regatta, losing by two-thirds of a length to Cornell University of the United States. Cornell, who had a close call against Oxford Brookes B in the first round, got off to a good start and took the lead. The heavier Trinity crew were able to limit that lead to about three-quarters of a length, but could not draw level, and encountered problems with their steering. Cornell covered a late push to win.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Two (Irish interest)

Temple Cup (Eights, Student): Cornell University, United States bt Trinity 2/3 l 6 mins 39 sec.

Princess Elizabeth (Eights, Schoolboy): Gonzaga College High School, United States bt Portora Royal School ½ l, 6:38

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#ROWING: Portora Royal School lost to Gonzaga College High School by half a length in the fastest race so far in the Princess Elizabeth at Henley Royal Regatta. The Enniskillen crew gave a remarkable display, refusing to let the bigger American crew extend their early lead to clear water. The crews overlapped down the course, with Portora mounting repeated pushes. Gonzaga finished well under pressure and won in a time of six minutes 38 seconds.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Two (Irish interest)

Princess Elizabeth (Eights, Schoolboy): Gonzaga College High School, United States bt Portora Royal School ½ l, 6:38

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#ROWING: Portora Royal School brought Ireland’s winning total to two on the first day of Henley Royal Regatta. The crew from Enniskillen got off to a good start against King’s College School from Wimbledon in the Princess Elizabeth for schoolboy eights and stretched their lead to one length. But the Wimbledon boys would not give up. They ate into the lead coming up to the line and lost by just two thirds of a length.

Trinity had earlier won in the first round of the Temple Cup for student eights.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day One (Irish interest)

Temple Cup (Eights, Student): Trinity bt Pembroke and Caius Colleges, Cambridge 3¼ l, 6min 49 seconds

Princess Elizabeth (Eights, Schoolboy): Portora Royal School bt King’s College School, Wimbledon 2/3 l, 7:04

Wyfolds (Fours, Club): Nottingham RC ‘A’ bt Lady Elizabeth BC 2½ l, 7:39

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#Rowing: Trinity had a convincing win in the first round of the Temple Cup for student eights at Henley Royal Regatta today. The Dublin crew started well and powered away from the lighter crew from two colleges in Cambridge, Pembroke and Caius. Trinity were in command down the course into a headwind and came under no pressure. They won by three and one quarter lengths.


Henley Royal Regatta, Day One (Irish interest)

Temple Cup (Eights, Student): Trinity bt Pembroke and Caius Colleges, Cambridge 3 1/4 l, 6 mins 49 secs

Wyfold Cup (Fours, Club): Nottingham RC 'A' bt Lady Elizabeth BC 2 1/2 l, 7:39

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#ROWING: Portora Royal School from Enniskillen joined Trinity and Lady Elizabeth in the main draw of Henley Royal Regatta tonight. The schoolboy eight set a fine time to make it through the qualifiers of the Princess Elizabeth. UCC and Belfast Rowing Club could not make it through in their qualifiers. Trinity, in the Temple Cup, and Lady Elizabeth, in the Wyfolds, are already in the draw.

Henley Royal Regatta, Qualification Races (Irish interest)

Princess Elizabeth (Schoolboy Eight): Portora Royal School qualified

Wyfold (Four, Club): Belfast RC 7 mins 41.3, did not qualify

Prince Albert (Coxed Four, Student): UCC 7:36, did not qualify

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#Rowing: UCC’s young crew did not make it through to the main draw at Henley Royal Regatta. In the qualification races tonight they finished 12th of the 25 non-qualifiers for the Prince Albert for student coxed fours, setting a time of seven minutes and exactly 36 seconds. The Belfast Rowing Club crew which had hoped to make it through in the Wyfold for club fours also lost out. Separate to the qualifiers, Alan Campbell was listed as withdrawing from the draw from the Diamond Sculls.

 

Henley Royal Regatta, Qualification Races (Irish interest)

Wyfold (Four, Club): Belfast RC 7 mins 41.3, did not qualify

Prince Albert (Coxed Four, Student): UCC 7:36, did not qualify

 

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Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in Ireland Information

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity to save lives at sea in the waters of UK and Ireland. Funded principally by legacies and donations, the RNLI operates a fleet of lifeboats, crewed by volunteers, based at a range of coastal and inland waters stations. Working closely with UK and Ireland Coastguards, RNLI crews are available to launch at short notice to assist people and vessels in difficulties.

RNLI was founded in 1824 and is based in Poole, Dorset. The organisation raised €210m in funds in 2019, spending €200m on lifesaving activities and water safety education. RNLI also provides a beach lifeguard service in the UK and has recently developed an International drowning prevention strategy, partnering with other organisations and governments to make drowning prevention a global priority.

Irish Lifeboat Stations

There are 46 lifeboat stations on the island of Ireland, with an operational base in Swords, Co Dublin. Irish RNLI crews are tasked through a paging system instigated by the Irish Coast Guard which can task a range of rescue resources depending on the nature of the emergency.

Famous Irish Lifeboat Rescues

Irish Lifeboats have participated in many rescues, perhaps the most famous of which was the rescue of the crew of the Daunt Rock lightship off Cork Harbour by the Ballycotton lifeboat in 1936. Spending almost 50 hours at sea, the lifeboat stood by the drifting lightship until the proximity to the Daunt Rock forced the coxswain to get alongside and successfully rescue the lightship's crew.

32 Irish lifeboat crew have been lost in rescue missions, including the 15 crew of the Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) lifeboat which capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme on Christmas Eve 1895.

FAQs

While the number of callouts to lifeboat stations varies from year to year, Howth Lifeboat station has aggregated more 'shouts' in recent years than other stations, averaging just over 60 a year.

Stations with an offshore lifeboat have a full-time mechanic, while some have a full-time coxswain. However, most lifeboat crews are volunteers.

There are 46 lifeboat stations on the island of Ireland

32 Irish lifeboat crew have been lost in rescue missions, including the 15 crew of the Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) lifeboat which capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme on Christmas Eve 1895

In 2019, 8,941 lifeboat launches saved 342 lives across the RNLI fleet.

The Irish fleet is a mixture of inshore and all-weather (offshore) craft. The offshore lifeboats, which range from 17m to 12m in length are either moored afloat, launched down a slipway or are towed into the sea on a trailer and launched. The inshore boats are either rigid or non-rigid inflatables.

The Irish Coast Guard in the Republic of Ireland or the UK Coastguard in Northern Ireland task lifeboats when an emergency call is received, through any of the recognised systems. These include 999/112 phone calls, Mayday/PanPan calls on VHF, a signal from an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or distress signals.

The Irish Coast Guard is the government agency responsible for the response to, and co-ordination of, maritime accidents which require search and rescue operations. To carry out their task the Coast Guard calls on their own resources – Coast Guard units manned by volunteers and contracted helicopters, as well as "declared resources" - RNLI lifeboats and crews. While lifeboats conduct the operation, the coordination is provided by the Coast Guard.

A lifeboat coxswain (pronounced cox'n) is the skipper or master of the lifeboat.

RNLI Lifeboat crews are required to follow a particular development plan that covers a pre-agreed range of skills necessary to complete particular tasks. These skills and tasks form part of the competence-based training that is delivered both locally and at the RNLI's Lifeboat College in Poole, Dorset

 

While the RNLI is dependent on donations and legacies for funding, they also need volunteer crew and fund-raisers.

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