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#Coastal Rowing: Myross won the senior men’s title for the second weekend in-a-row at the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre. The had also won at the ICRF All-Ireland. Killorglin won the senior women’s crown.

 In excellent conditions, the contest for the Club of the Championships was close. The prize goes to the club with the most wins. Holders Kilmacsimon could have taken it with wins in the final two races but were denied and Whitegate, the hosts, were crowned champions.  

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Holly Davis gave the crowds a sensational result at the Irish Championships. The Lee Valley girl came through a good battle with Eabha Benson of St Michael's, to pull away and win. The remarkable thing is that Davis is just 14. She does not turn 15 until January 10th next year, leaving her with four years at Junior level.

The men's junior coxed four also electrified the crowd: Colaiste Iognaid and Enniskillen duked it out down the course. The Galway crew got away to win as their emotional supporters roared them on.

Youth was the theme of this regatta: Kevin O'Donovan, who is a junior, won the club single, while Anna Tyther, also under 18 teamed up with Zoe Hyde to win the intermediate double for Killorglin.

The three other titles on offer in this first Saturday session went three different ways: Commercial's strong senior men's programme was on show as they won the men's quadruple; Cork had a fine win in the intermediate men's eight; Trinity's A crew won the women's novice eight.

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Patrick Boomer won the single sculls at the Irish Offshore Championships at O’Carroll’s Cove near Caherdaniel in Kerry. Boomer represented Loughros Point in Donegal and hopes to go on to row for them at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Canada in October.

 John Whooley of Skibbereen won a title – for Arklow. The Corkman teamed up with Alan Goodison to take the men’s double.

 Kerry club Killorglin won the women’s quadruple and Arklow the women’s double.

 The final of the men’s quadruple, the women’s single and the mixed double will take place on Sunday as the wind made conditions unsuitable on Saturday.

Irish Offshore Championships, Kerry

Men

Double: Arklow (J Whooley, A Goodison) 20.17.

Single: Loughros Point, Donegal (P Boomer).

Women

Quadruple: Killorglin (E O’Donovan, A Tyther, K Boyle, R O’Donoghue; D Leahy) 22:48.

Double: Arklow (R Ireson, MA Kent).

Published in Coastal Rowing

#Rowing: Monika Dukarska won her heat at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Thonon in France this morning. She qualified for Saturday’s A Final of the Coastal Women’s Solo. Two other Ireland competitors, Jessica Lee of Killorglin and Jeanne O’Gorman of Arklow,  will compete in the B Final after placing 13th and 16th respectively.

 The women’s coxed quadruple from Castletownbere finished ninth in their heat and made the A Final, while Cairndhu and Courtmacsherry will compete in a B Final. They finished 12th and 13th in their heat.  

 The Galley Flash men’s double of David Duggan and Mark O’Brien finished 11th in their heat and go to the B Final.

 Dukarska is the defending champion in the women’s solo.

World Coastal Rowing Championships, Thonon, France, Day One (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Men

Double – Heats (First Seven to A Final; 8 to 13 to B Final) Heat Two: 11 Galley Flash.

Single – Heats (First Seven to A Final; 8 to 13 to B Final): Heat One: 6 Castletownbere (A Sullivan-Greene), 7 Arklow (J Casey). Heat Two: 10 Galley Flash (B Hooper). Heat Three: 7 Bantry (A Hurley); 8 Arklow (A Goodison)

Women

Quadruple, Coxed – Heats (First 10 to A Final; rest to B Final) Heat One: 12 Cairndhu, 13 Courtmacsherry. Heat Two: 9 Castletownbere; 13 Galley Flash.

Double – Heats (First 10 to A Final; rest to B Final) Heat One : 14 Arklow

Solo – Heats (First 10 to A Final; rest to B Final) Heat One: 1 Killorglin (M Dukarska) 20 min 44.83 sec; 13 Killorglin (J Lee); 16 Arklow (J O’Gorman). Heat Two: 10 Arklow (S Healy); 16 Arklow (V Annesley).

 

Published in Rowing

#Rowing: The fastest crew of the day at the Skibbereen head of the River at the Marina in Cork today was the UCC men’s senior eight. They covered the course in 10 minutes and four seconds, 12 seconds ahead of the Skibbereen senior eight.

 The Shandon/UCC senior quadruple also set a good time of 10 minutes and 17 seconds, while UCC’s men’s senior four took 10 minutes and 36 seconds.

 Shane O’Connell of UCD was the fastest single sculler and Ronan Byrne of UCC, an intermediate, also came in under 12 minutes for the slightly shortened course. Barry O’Flynn of Cork Boat Club was the fastest junior – he was timed at exactly 12 minutes.  

 Cork Boat Club’s women’s senior four were the fastest women’s crew, completing the course in 11 minutes 44 seconds. Lisa Dilleen, now competing for Boat Club, was the fastest women’s single sculler, taking just 13 minutes and five seconds. Georgia O’Brien of Kenmare was the fastest junior, in a good time of 13:51.  

                                                  Skibbereen HOR - November 2016      
Bow No: Club:Event:Crew:Start Time:Finish Time:Time:
       
  9:30am - Head 1    
       
       
1UCD BCMens Senior 1XS. O' Connell00:48:1100:59:5800:11:47
2ShandonMens Senior 1XA. Prendergast00:48:4701:00:5500:12:08
       
9UCC RCMens Intermediate 1XR. Byrne01:19:1301:31:1100:11:58
8ShandonMens Intermediate 1XD. Begley01:07:4501:19:5200:12:07
3Cork B.C. Mens Intermediate 1XF. O' Sullivan00:44:3100:57:2000:12:49
6ShandonMens Intermediate 1XC. Merz00:52:0101:04:5700:12:56
4UCC RCMens Intermediate 1XJ. Casey  DNS
5SkibbereenMens Intermediate 1XA. Burns  DNS
7Cork B.C. Mens Intermediate 1XR. Cudmore  DNS
10ShandonMens Intermediate 1XC. Hennessy  DNS
       
16LeeMens Club 1 1XD. Larkin00:50:1301:02:1500:12:02
11ShandonMens Club 1 1XS. Lonergan01:06:1201:18:2500:12:13
14LeeMens Club 1 1XD. Breen00:47:4101:00:1800:12:37
19ShandonMens Club 1 1XC. Cudden01:04:4301:17:3200:12:49
13WorkmansMens Club 1 1XM. O' Donoghue00:49:3301:02:4600:13:13
18LeeMens Club 1 1XC. O' Malley00:50:4301:04:0300:13:20
15Pres CorkMens Club 1 1XJ. O' Donovan  DNS
12Pres CorkMens Club 1 1XL. Guerin  DNS
17ShandonMens Club 1 1XG. Morrison  DNS
       
22ShandonMens Masters 1XH. Merz00:53:4501:06:3500:12:50
25Cork B.C.Mens Masters 1XB. Crean00:52:3801:05:4500:13:07
24ShandonMens Masters 1XN. Carey01:05:0001:18:2600:13:26
26ShandonMens Masters 1XJ. O' Neill01:04:1001:17:3600:13:26
21CahirMens Masters 1XD. Heffernan00:51:1701:04:4400:13:27
20SkibbereenMens Masters 1XJ. Whooley  DNS
23Lee ValleyMens Masters 1XT. Corcoran  DNS
       
27Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XB. O'Flynn00:56:4701:08:4700:12:00
33SkibbereenMens J18A 1XK. Mannix01:01:3701:13:4500:12:08
38ShandonMens J18A 1XS. O' Sullivan01:08:1901:20:2800:12:09
30Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XE. Curtin00:57:2301:09:4000:12:17
28LeeMens J18A 1XE. Larkin00:58:3701:10:5700:12:20
36Lee ValleyMens J18A 1XC. Cummins01:02:1401:14:3900:12:25
34Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XC. O' Sullivan01:05:3501:18:0600:12:31
39Pres CorkMens J18A 1XD. Higgins01:01:0101:13:3500:12:34
35Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XC. O' Callaghan01:00:2401:13:3800:13:14
32Cork B.C.Mens J18A 1XC. Corkery01:03:3301:16:5000:13:17
29MuckrossMens J18A 1XS. Fleming00:57:5801:11:1800:13:20
40ShandonMens J18A 1XH. Moran01:09:1701:23:4800:14:31
37Pres CorkMens J18A 1XA. Guerin00:55:5301:11:1200:15:19
31LeeMens J18A 1XL. Filan  DNS
       
49LeeMens J16 1XT. Murphy00:54:2101:06:5900:12:38
42LeeMens J16 1XM. O' Hara00:55:0801:07:5000:12:42
48ShandonMens J16 1XE. Gaffney01:09:5101:22:3500:12:44
50ShandonMens J16 1XA. Byrne01:18:1501:31:0300:12:48
53ShandonMens J16 1XW. Ronayne01:17:3201:30:2500:12:53
45ShandonMens J16 1XS. O' Neill01:15:0601:28:0300:12:57
52ShandonMens J16 1XJ. Arrigan01:14:1101:27:2500:13:14
43WorkmansMens J16 1XR. Mac Curtain00:59:1501:12:2900:13:14
47WorkmansMens J16 1XJ. Kunicki00:59:5301:13:1300:13:20
51MuckrossMens J16 1XC. Joy01:03:0001:16:5000:13:50
44SkibbereenMens J16 1XC. Smyth01:06:5501:21:1900:14:24
41ShandonMens J16 1XL. Hayes-Nally  DNS
46LeeMens J16 1XT. Donlon  DNS
       
55Cork B.C.Womens Senior 2-Cork B01:15:2801:28:1700:12:49
54Cork B.C.Womens Senior 2-Cork A  DNS
       
56UCC RCWomens Club 1 2-UCC RC01:16:0901:29:4400:13:35
57LeeWomens Club 1 2-Lee02:16:5402:31:1300:14:19
       
58FermoyWomens J18A 2-Fermoy01:28:5001:42:1400:13:24
60ShandonWomens J18A 2-Shandon01:13:1701:27:0400:13:47
59CorkWomens J18A 2-Cork01:11:4301:25:4800:14:05
       
       
  10:45am - Head 2    
       
61SkibbereenMens Senior 4+Skibbereen01:55:1802:06:5400:11:36
       
62UCC RCMens Senior 4-UCC B01:56:2102:06:5700:10:36
66Cork BC/UCC RCMens Senior 4-Cork/UCC02:09:1002:20:0200:10:52
65SkibbereenMens Senior 4-Skibbereen01:44:3501:55:5600:11:21
63CBC/UCCMens Senior 4-CBC/UCC02:10:5302:22:5700:12:04
64UCC RCMens Senior 4-UCC A  DNS
       
67Pres CorkMens Club 1 4+Pres Cork01:51:5002:03:4500:11:55
68LeeMens Club 1 4+Lee02:10:0802:22:3700:12:29
       
69MuckrossMens Masters 4+Muckross02:15:4802:28:3200:12:44
       
70Pres CorkMens J18A 4+Pres Cork01:54:4102:07:1100:12:30
       
71Pres CorkMens J16 4+Pres Cork02:08:4002:21:2300:12:43
72LeeMens J16 4+Lee  DNS
       
73Skibbereen/UCC RCWomens Senior 8+Skibb/UCC03:25:5203:36:5100:10:59
       
74SkibbereenWomens Intermediate 8+Skibb B02:23:2502:35:2200:11:57
75Skibbereen Womens Intermediate 8+Skibb A  DNS
       
76FermoyWomens Intermediate 2XFermoy01:45:4302:00:1300:14:30
       
78UCC RCWomens Club 1 8+UCC B02:26:1402:37:5500:11:41
77Cork B.C.Womens Club 1 8+Cork A02:03:1202:15:5100:12:39
79Cork B.C.Womens Club 1 8+Cork B  DNS
80UCC RCWomens Club 1 8+UCC A  DNS
       
81ShandonWomens Club 1 2XShandon02:12:0202:26:5400:14:52
       
82CahirWomens Novice 2XCahir01:49:3802:06:0300:16:25
       
83Cork B.C.Womens J18A 8+Cork02:14:2402:27:0400:12:40
       
85LeeWomens J18A 2XLee01:57:3902:10:2000:12:41
87WorkmansWomens J18A 2XWorkmans02:05:5602:18:5600:13:00
84ShandonWomens J18A 2XShandon A02:04:5402:18:2100:13:27
88FermoyWomens J18A 2XFermoy03:13:3703:27:1300:13:36
86ShandonWomens J18A 2XShandon B02:12:4902:26:5300:14:04
89CappoquinWomens J18A 2XCappoquin02:01:2102:15:3800:14:17
90MuckrossWomens J18A 2XMuckross  DNS
       
91WorkmansWomens J16 2XWorkmans02:06:4302:19:4900:13:06
92MuckrossWomens J16 2XMuckross02:07:3202:23:0100:15:29
       
       
  12:00 - Head 3    
       
198Shandon/UCC RCMens Senior 4X-Shandon/UCC03:30:1103:40:2800:10:17
93Skibbereen/UCC RCMens Senior 4X-Skibb/UCC03:09:2803:19:5000:10:22
       
95ShandonMens Intermediate 4X-Shandon03:29:2103:39:4500:10:24
       
197LeeMens Club 1 4X+Lee03:12:5903:24:5100:11:52
96MuckrossMens Club 1 4X+Muckross  DNS
       
97Cork B.C.Mens J18A 4X-Cork A03:09:5903:20:3000:10:31
101ShandonMens J18A 4X-Shandon03:37:3103:48:2300:10:52
102LeeMens J18A 4X-Lee03:11:2003:22:2400:11:04
99Cork B.C.Mens J18A 4X-Cork B03:10:2903:21:4000:11:11
100WorkmansMens J18A 4X-Workmans03:32:1103:43:2500:11:14
98MuckrossMens J18A 4X-Muckross03:30:4803:42:5400:12:06
       
105Shandon Mens J16 4X+Shandon A03:38:2103:49:5900:11:38
106WorkmansMens J16 4X+Workmans03:31:4803:44:0800:12:20
107ShandonMens J16 4X+Shandon B03:40:0803:52:2800:12:20
103SkibbereenMens J16 4X+Skibbereen03:41:2303:53:4600:12:23
104CappoquinMens J16 4X+Cappoquin03:31:1803:44:1300:12:55
       
111Cork B.C.Womens Senior 1XL. Dilleen03:15:4403:28:4900:13:05
110SkibbereenWomens Senior 1XS. Dolan03:14:5803:28:4400:13:46
109MuckrossWomens Senior 1XD. Casey03:55:3504:10:2200:14:47
108SkibbereenWomens Senior 1XO. Hayes  DNS
       
113ShandonWomens Intermediate 1XR. Phelan03:57:5104:13:1100:15:20
112FermoyWomens Intermediate 1XS. Bouanane  DNS
       
114UCC RCWomens Club 1 1XD. O' Sullivan03:46:4504:00:5700:14:12
117Lee ValleyWomens Club 1 1XE. O' Mahony03:16:5603:31:0800:14:12
116Shandon Womens Club 1 1XF. Richardson03:17:3603:34:1800:16:42
115CappoquinWomens Club 1 1XA. Foley03:16:3503:33:1800:16:43
118ShandonWomens Club 1 1XA. Buckley  DNS
       
120CappoquinWomens Novice 1XE. Lehane03:27:0603:44:0400:16:58
119CahirWomens Novice 1XJ. O' Donnell03:25:3603:43:5700:18:21
       
129KenmareWomens J18A 1XG. O' Brien03:17:4903:31:4000:13:51
123FermoyWomens J18A 1XA. O' Sullivan03:18:2203:32:1800:13:56
126WorkmansWomens J18A 1XS. Burns03:51:4204:05:3900:13:57
130LeeWomens J18A 1XC. Synott03:21:2903:35:4300:14:14
121Cork B.C.Womens J18A 1XA. Rice03:24:3503:39:0600:14:31
127Cork B.C.Womens J18A 1XA. Higgins03:22:5603:37:3200:14:36
128Lee ValleyWomens J18A 1XE. Buckley03:18:5903:33:3700:14:38
124Cork B.C.Womens J18A 1XC. McCarthy03:22:2903:37:4400:15:15
125MuckrossWomens J18A 1XA. Farrell03:24:0403:39:4200:15:38
122MuckrossWomens J18A 1XC. Ferris03:23:2603:39:5200:16:26
       
131KenmareWomens J16 1XE. Crowley03:21:0103:35:2200:14:21
133LeeWomens J16 1XA. Cummins03:20:0003:34:2200:14:22
135Lee ValleyWomens J16 1XC. Cummins03:20:3303:35:1500:14:42
137Cork B.C.Womens J16 1XC. O' Sullivan03:25:0103:39:4600:14:45
136Cork B.C.Womens J16 1XJ. Duggan03:21:5403:37:0000:15:06
134Cork B.C.Womens J16 1XH. Gahan03:28:0003:43:4800:15:48
132Lee ValleyWomens J16 1XS. Neary  DNS
122MuckrossWomens J16 1XC. Ferris  DNS
       
  1:30pm - Head 4    
       
139UCC RCMens Senior 8+UCC04:43:3604:53:4000:10:04
140SkibbereenMens Senior 8+Skibb04:48:1604:58:3200:10:16
138Cork B.C./UCC RCMens Senior 8+Cork/UCC04:50:1305:00:3000:10:17
       
143Skibbereen Mens Senior 2XSkibb A05:03:2405:14:3600:11:12
144UCC RCMens Senior 2XUCC04:54:2205:05:3600:11:14
142Shandon/UCC RCMens Senior 2XShandon/UCC05:09:5505:21:1900:11:24
141Cork B.C./Pres CorkMens Senior 2XCork/Pres04:53:4605:06:3000:12:44
146SkibbereenMens Senior 2XSkibb B  DNS
147Cork B.C.Mens Senior 2XCork B.C.  DNS
       
148ShandonMens Intermediate 2XShandon04:55:0105:06:1000:11:09
       
149ShandonMens Club 1 2XShandon04:55:5505:07:2300:11:28
       
151ShandonMens Masters 8+Shandon04:52:4305:03:2900:10:46
150FermoyMens Masters 8+Fermoy04:44:4704:56:0000:11:13
       
157WorkmansMens J18A 2XWorkmans05:03:4805:15:4300:11:55
156Cork B.C.Mens J18A 2XCork B.C.05:45:3905:57:4000:12:01
153ShandonMens J18A 2XShandon04:57:5705:10:3600:12:39
154MuckrossMens J18A 2XMuckross A04:56:1905:09:2400:13:05
159CahirMens J18A 2XCahir04:57:2705:10:5900:13:32
155Pres CorkMens J18A 2XPres Cork B05:00:1305:14:4500:14:32
152Muckross Mens J18A 2XMuckross B  DNS
158Pres CorkMens J18A 2XPres Cork A  DNS
       
162Pres Cork AMens J16 8+Pres Cork A04:45:4204:57:0800:11:26
160Pres CorkMens J16 8+Pres Cork B04:46:3904:59:5700:13:18
161LeeMens J16 8+Lee03:05:1703:19:1200:13:55
       
163Shandon Mens J16 2XShandon B04:58:2505:10:0600:11:41
166WorkmansMens J16 2XWorkmans05:00:4205:12:5500:12:13
167LeeMens J16 2XLee04:55:3005:08:0600:12:36
165Shandon Mens J16 2XShandon A04:59:4305:12:3200:12:49
164MuckrossMens J16 2XMuckross04:56:5605:09:4600:12:50
168SkibbereenMens J16 2XSkibbereen05:05:2105:19:2700:14:06
       
172Cork B.C.Womens Senior 4-Cork B.C.05:01:0805:12:5200:11:44
173Skibbereen/UCC RCWomens Senior 4-Skibb/UCC05:15:5005:27:4700:11:57
171SkibbereenWomens Senior 4-Skibbereen B01:11:0201:23:1700:12:15
169SkibbereenWomens Senior 4-Skibbereen A01:12:2201:25:0200:12:40
170MuckrossWomens Senior 4-Muckross05:06:1305:19:1600:13:03
       
174FermoyWomens Intermediate 4+Fermoy05:02:1305:15:4200:13:29
       
176UCC RCWomens Club 1 4+UCC05:02:4605:15:4400:12:58
175LeeWomens Club 1 4+Lee 05:04:3205:17:4100:13:09
       
       
       
  3:00pm - Head 5    
       
       
       
177SkibbereenMens Senior 2-Skibb A  DNS
178SkibbereenMens Senior 2-Skibb B  DNS
       
179Pres CorkMens Club 1 2-Pres Cork04:13:5504:25:5500:12:00
       
180Pres CorkMens J18A 2-Pres Cork06:13:1806:25:3300:12:15
       
181SkibbereenWomens Senior 4X-Skibb A  DNS
182SkibbereenWomens Senior 4X-Skibb B  DNS
       
183ShandonWomens Club 1 4X+Shandon06:14:1806:27:2800:13:10
       
184Cork B.C.Womens J18A 4X-Cork A06:16:5506:29:0400:12:09
187ShandonWomens J18A 4X-Shandon06:15:3306:27:4900:12:16
186Cork B.C.Womens J18A 4X-Cork B06:18:4906:31:0600:12:17
185LeeWomens J18A 4X-Lee06:14:5406:28:1800:13:24
188SkibbereenWomens J18A 4X-Skibbereen  DNS
       
191SkibbereenWomens J16 4X+Skibb B06:20:1906:33:5200:13:33
190CorkWomens J16 4X+Cork06:22:5106:36:3000:13:39
189SkibbereenWomens J16 4X+Skibb A06:19:3406:33:3200:13:58
       
194WorkmansWomens J16 4X+Workmans06:18:0506:30:1600:12:11
193Skibbereen Womens J16 4X+Skibb (os)04:29:2004:43:2500:14:05
Published in Rowing

#Rowing: Monika Dukarska is the Afloat Rower of the Month for October. The Killorglin woman became the world champion in the solo (single) at the Fisa World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco. She won the final by 26 seconds, leaving the Olympic medallist from London 2012, Alexandra Tsiavou of Greece, in her wake. Tsiavou had won her own battle with Edwig Alfred, the champion of France.

 Dukarska, who is 26, won this title first in 2009 while still a teenager.

Rower of the Month awards: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times, and David O'Brien, editor of Afloat magazine. Monthly awards for achievements during the year will appear on afloat.ie and the overall national award will be presented to the person or crew who, in the judges' opinion, achieved the most notable results in, or made the most significant contribution to rowing during 2016. Keep a monthly eye on progress and watch our 2016 champions list grow.

Published in Rower of Month

#Rowing: Monika Dukarska took her second World title today. The Killorglin oarswoman won the women’s solo final at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco. She had over 26 seconds to spare over Greek international Alexandra Tsiavou (31) who finished second. Tsiavou took bronze in the lightweight double sculls at the Olympic Games in 2012.

 Dukarska won this title for the first time in 2009 when the Championships were held in Britain. Earlier this year she took bronze at the World University Championships in the women's single sculls.

World Coastal Rowing Championships, Monaco, Day Two

(Irish interest; selected results)

Men

Quadruple – B Final: 10 Galley Flash 18:09.04. Solo – B Final: 7 B Hooper 20:32.86; 18 D Hussey 23:11.12.

Women

Solo – A Final: 1 M Dukarska 30:57.06, 2 A Tsiavou 31:23.35, 3 O Alfred 31:29.00. B Final: 3 J Lee 22:52.54, 4 S Healy 22:53.30.

Published in Coastal Rowing

#Rowing: Monika Dukarska won her heat and qualified for the A Final of the women’s solo (single) at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco today. The Killorglin Rowing Club competitor had 11 seconds to spare over second-placed Benedetta Bellio of Italy. Dukarska won this event in 2009.  Jessica Lee of Arklow finished 12th in her heat and is set to compete in the B Final.

 Barry Hooper of Galley Flash and David Hussey of Portmagee will compete in the B Final of the men’s solo. Hooper was 8th in his heat where the top seven took A Final places. Hussey finished 13th in his heat. Cormac Kelly of Arklow finished 17th and missed out on a B Final place. John Casey of Arklow, who was 16th in his heat, suffered a similar fate.

 The Arklow Rowing Club double missed out by one place on qualifying for their B Final, finishing 14th in their heat. Courtmacsherry finished 20th and also missed out. The Courtmacsherry coxed quadruple finished 15th in their heat and also did not progress.

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#Rowing: Ireland rower Monika Dukarska will be sponsored by foreign exchange specialist FEXCO this season as she and rowing partner Leonora Kennedy target qualification for the Ireland pair for the Olympic Games next year. FEXCO is a multinational finance and business solutions provider with operations in 28 countries. Its head office is in Killorglin in Kerry.

The Ireland crew of Dukarska and Kennedy will qualify the pair for Rio 2016 if they finish in the top 11 at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette in France in September.

Dukarska, who is 24, started rowing at the Killorglin Rowing Club shortly after moving to Ireland from Poland when she was 16.      

Shane Kavanagh, the group marketing director of FEXCO, said: “We are delighted to be working with Monika during her training for the Olympics, and it would be great to see a women’s pair qualify and make Irish history.

“Monika is an extremely talented athlete, with an incredible amount of drive and ambition. This is clear through her dedication to rowing throughout her school years, as well as receiving a first class bachelors and masters degree, while competing at a professional level. We look forward to supporting Monika on the road to Rio.”

Dukarska said: “It’s great to have FEXCO behind me during the Rio qualifying rounds.

“Our success at the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja Regatta was a great start to the season. Despite being my first international regatta in the women’s pair event, my partner Leonora Kennedy and I managed to take home the gold in both races. We had a good result last week in Poznan finishing ninth in the European Championships. I’m glad to be home in Ireland now and training harder than ever for September’s qualifier.”

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#coastalrowing – The Coastal Rowing Clubs of Kerry played host to this year's All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships which took place on Lough Currane, Waterville, Co Kerry, at the weekend from Friday, 15th to Sunday 17th August 2014 writes Valerie O'Sullivan.

More than 2700 rowers competed, in the picturesque village of Waterville, which lies on the Iveragh Peninsula, 530 crews raced for medals and trophies in the most coveted of Rowing Championships. Crews from Donegal, Antrim, Belfast, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Cork, and Kerry competed at the weekend.The type of boat used in the Coastal Rowing Championships is called a 'One Design' - fibre glass boat, fixed seat, a crew of four and cox.

Though the sun was shining, the breezes were stiff, just like the competition, the course was flawless, designed by Nick Norris, Schull, Co Cork, a great friend of Waterville Rowing Club, overseeing all the course was Kerry Coastal Chairman, Pat Cuffe and volunteer Andrew Wharton, who were seen, cutting branches, fixing engines, making tea, cleaning up the rubbish! Waterville Rowing Club's Noel Clifford and team were on hand for every element of the rowing weekend.

 Speaking after the event, PRO Mary B Teahan, commented "What we witnessed in Waterville was a wonderful weekend of rowing, the atmosphere was amazing, the fun and comradarie incredible. Medals were hard to come by, every crew gave it there all. We've been working on the event for a year, and all the hard work definitely paid off, Waterville was the perfect location, every community in South and Mid Kerry were completely behind the event. The Organisation was enormous, and thankfully it ran very smoothly"

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All Ireland coastal rowing racing at Waterville. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan. Scroll down for a gallery of photos

As Afloat reported previously, taking the honours for the Senior Men's Race was Killorglin Rowing Club, the crew took an early lead and just couldn't be taken, Cork Rivals Courtmacsherry and Kilmacsimon RC finishing 2nd and 3rd in what is always the biggest race of the day.

Not to be outdone the Senior Ladies was won by Killorglin Rowing Club, 2nd another great Kerry Club, Sneem RC and in 3rd place was Arklow RC.

Results of the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships 2014

Senior Men's Race: Winners: Killorglin Rowing Club A
2nd Courtmacsherry Rowing Club
3rd Kilmacsimon Rowing Club

Junior Men's Race: Winners: Ring Rowing Club
2nd Passage West Rowing Club
3rd Kilmacsimon Rowing Club

Intermediate Men's Race Winners: Cahirciveen Rowing Club
2nd Whitegate Rowing Club
3rd Portmagee Rowing Club

Senior Ladies Race Winners: Killorglin Rowing Club
2nd Sneem Rowing Club
3rd Arklow Rowing Club

Junior Ladies Race Winners: Galley Flash Rowing Club
2nd Arklow Rowing Club
3rd Courtmacsherry Rowing Club

Intermediate Ladies Race Winners: Passage West Rowing Club
2nd Whitegate Rowing Club
3rd East Ferry Rowing Club

Mixed Veteran Crew Winners: Portmagee Rowing Club
2nd Myross Rowing Club
3rd Templenoe B Rowing Club

Under 14 Girls Crew Winners : Whitegate Rowing Club A
2nd Ring Rowing Club
joint 2nd Templenoe Rowng Club

Under 16's Boys Winners: Killorglin Rowing Club
2nd Kilmacsimon Rowing Club
3rd Sive Rowing Club

Under 18 Ladies Winners; Sneem Rowing Club
2nd Fossa Rowing Club
3rd Valentia Rowing Club

Pre-Vet Men Winners: Killorglin B Rowing Club
2nd Courtmacsherry Rowing Club
3rd Whitegate Rowing Club

U 12's Winners: Galley Flash Rowing Club
2nd Passage West Rowing Club
3rd Myross Rowing Club

U18's Winners: Passage West Rowing Club
2nd Killorglin Rowing Club
3rd Galley Flash Rowing Club

U18's Ladies Winners: Sneem Rowing Club
2nd Fossa Rowing Club
3rd Valentia Rowing Club

U16 Girls Winners: Kilmacsimon Rowing Club
2nd Myross Rowing Club
3rd Caherdaniel Rowing Club

U16's Winners: Killorglin Rowing Club
2nd Kilmacsimon Rowing Club
3rd Sive Rowing Club

Under 14 Winners: Cairndhu Rowing Club
2nd Courtmacsherry Rowing Club
3rd Killorglin Rowing Club

Under 21 Ladies Winners: Killorglin Rowing Club
2nd Ring Rowing Club
3rd Fossa Rowing Club

Under 21 Winners: Whitegate Rowing Club
2nd Templenoe Rowing Club
3rd Galley Flash Rowing Club

U12 Girls Winners: Portmagee Rowing Club
2nd Passage West Rowing Club
3rd Sive Rowing Club

Master Ladies Winners: Kilmacsimon Rowing Club
Masters Men Winners: Templenoe Rowing Club
Veteran Men Winners: Portmagee Rowing Club
Veteran Ladies Winners: Whitegate Rowing Club
Senior Mixed Winners: Killorglin Rowing Club
Pre Veteran Mixed Winners: Callinafercy Rowing Club
Pre Veteran Ladies Winners: Arklow Rowing Club
Pre Veteran Men WInners: Killorglin B Rowing Club
Mixed Veterans Winners: Portmagee Rowing Club

FISA Singles Ladies Winner Melanie Hunt Kilmacsimon
FISA Single Mens Winner Cormac Kelly Arklow

Seine Boat Winners: Valentia Island (A) Dermot Walsh

Open Classic Ladies Winners: Myross Rowing Club
Open Classic Men Winners: Myross Rowing Club

Cork Yawl Ladies Winners: Whitegate Rowing Club
Cork Yawl Men Winners: Whitegate Rowing Club

Heritage Race Ladies Winners: Sneem Rowing Club
Heritage Race Men Winners: St Patrick's (A) 

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All photos by Valerie O'Sullivan

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The Half Ton Class was created by the Offshore Racing Council for boats within the racing band not exceeding 22'-0". The ORC decided that the rule should "....permit the development of seaworthy offshore racing yachts...The Council will endeavour to protect the majority of the existing IOR fleet from rapid obsolescence caused by ....developments which produce increased performance without corresponding changes in ratings..."

When first introduced the IOR rule was perfectly adequate for rating boats in existence at that time. However yacht designers naturally examined the rule to seize upon any advantage they could find, the most noticeable of which has been a reduction in displacement and a return to fractional rigs.

After 1993, when the IOR Mk.III rule reached it termination due to lack of people building new boats, the rule was replaced by the CHS (Channel) Handicap system which in turn developed into the IRC system now used.

The IRC handicap system operates by a secret formula which tries to develop boats which are 'Cruising type' of relatively heavy boats with good internal accommodation. It tends to penalise boats with excessive stability or excessive sail area.

Competitions

The most significant events for the Half Ton Class has been the annual Half Ton Cup which was sailed under the IOR rules until 1993. More recently this has been replaced with the Half Ton Classics Cup. The venue of the event moved from continent to continent with over-representation on French or British ports. In later years the event is held biennially. Initially, it was proposed to hold events in Ireland, Britain and France by rotation. However, it was the Belgians who took the ball and ran with it. The Class is now managed from Belgium. 

At A Glance – Half Ton Classics Cup Winners

  • 2017 – Kinsale – Swuzzlebubble – Phil Plumtree – Farr 1977
  • 2016 – Falmouth – Swuzzlebubble – Greg Peck – Farr 1977
  • 2015 – Nieuwport – Checkmate XV – David Cullen – Humphreys 1985
  • 2014 – St Quay Portrieux – Swuzzlebubble – Peter Morton – Farr 1977
  • 2013 – Boulogne – Checkmate XV – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1985
  • 2011 – Cowes – Chimp – Michael Kershaw – Berret 1978
  • 2009 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978
  • 2007 – Dun Laoghaire – Henri-Lloyd Harmony – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1980~
  • 2005 – Dinard – Gingko – Patrick Lobrichon – Mauric 1968
  • 2003 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978

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