Following disappointing news on July 24th that Kenmare Rowing and Boat Club Annual Regatta had to be cancelled due to choppy waters, proceedings got under way on Sunday last July 31st. Crews from Flesk Valley, Castletownbere and Fossa Rowing Clubs travelled for the day’s events. Racing began at 2p.m. with the Novice Girls’ Race where Kenmare A took gold and Kenmare B took silver. A great crowd gathered at the pier to watch the afternoon’s action. Georgia O’ Brien of Kenmare Rowing and Boat Club who won a silver medal for Ireland at the Home International Regatta in Cardiff on July 23rd gave a demonstration of rowing in her Single Scull. There was great excitement at the Annual Duck Race with Ellen Sheehan from Fossa Rowing Club succeeding in catching ‘Mrs Quack’. Masters of ceremonies for the afternoon were Noel Crowley and Cllr. Dan McCarthy. The highlight of the day was the Senior Men’s Race with Castletownbere, Flesk Valley and two crews from Kenmare competing. It was a nail biting finish with Castletownbere winning Gold and Flesk Valley Silver and Kenmare (A) taking Bronze. Congratulations are extended to all who competed on the day. The club wishes to thank Fr. Tom Crean for attending and blessing the boats. We would also like to thank our sponsors, everyone who helped organise the regatta and all the volunteers on the day.
Novice girls: 1st Kenmare A 2nd Kenmare B
Novice boys: 1st FleskValley 2nd Kenmare
U14 girls: 1st Flesk Valley 2nd Castletownbere
U14 boys: 1st Flesk Valley 2nd Kenmare B
U16 girls: 1st Castletownbere 2nd Fossa
U16 boys: 1st Flesk Valley 2nd Castletownbere
Minor Girls: 1st Fossa 2nd Castletownbere
Minor Boys: 1st Fossa 2nd Castletownbere
Junior Ladies: 1st Castletownbere 2nd Fossa
Junior Men: 1st Kenmare B 2nd Flesk Valley
Senior Men:1st Castletownbere 2nd Flesk Valley
Unfortunately due to bad weather Castletownbere Rowing Club was forced to cancel their regatta on the August Bank Holiday Monday. Keep an eye on Kenmare Rowing and Boat Club Facebook Page and @KRandb Twitter for further events and updates.