Michael Maher and Mark O’Donovan finished a comfortable third in their heat and qualified for their quarter-final of the lightweight double scull at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. Former world champions Storm Uru and Peter Taylor won at their ease and Japan were second.
In the women’s lightweight double scull, only one crew qualified directly for the semi-finals from the first heat and the United States took firm control of the race and duly won. The Ireland crew of Sarah Dolan and Claire Lambe were in the chasing bunch for much of the race. They finished sixth.
World Cup Regatta, Lucerne – Day One (Irish interest)
Lightweight Double Scull – Heat Five (First Three directly to Quarter-Finals): 1 New Zealand 6:37.58, 2 Japan 6:39.94, 3 Ireland 6:40.60.
Double Scull – Heat Two (Winner directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechage): 1 Czech Republic 6:54.72; 5 Ireland (L Dilleen, S Puspure) 7:20.44.
Lightweight Double Scull – Heat One (Winner directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechage): 1 United States 7:05.09; 6 Ireland (S Dolan, C Lambe) 7:17.13.
Lightweight Single Scull – Heat One (First Three directly to A/B Semi-Finas, rest to Repechage): 1 Belgium 7:59.71, 2 Netherlands 8:00.21, 3 Poland 8:00.93; 5 Ireland (S McCrohan) 8:18.26.