#Rowing: Cork Boat Club continued the winning run by Irish crews on the first day of Henley Royal Regatta. They beat Potomac of the United States by three-quarters of a length in the Thames Cup for club eights. The race was unusual in that Cork made a fine start but were passed by Potomac, who looked like they might take control of the race. Cork’s comeback was impressive: they cut down the lead and then passed Potomac. The Irish took charge and stayed in the lead to the end.
Earlier, Neptune had won their heat of the Fawley Cup for junior quadruples.
Henley Royal Regatta, Day One (Selected Results; Irish interest)
Thames Cup (Eights, Club): Cork Boat Club bt Potomac, United States ¾ l, 6 min 35 sec.
Fawley (Quadruple, Junior): Neptune bt Tideway Scullers’ School ‘C’ 2/3l, 7:04.