Dublin University Boat Club
Trinity Regatta 2019 took place on Saturday 11th of May. Despite many Irish crews racing abroad at Ghent Regatta in Belgium, the impressive entry ensured the staging of the largest Trinity Regatta in recent years.
The highlight of the day came when the Trinity Senior 8+ faced off against formidable opposition in the form of Blue Star Boat Club of The University of Newcastle. DUBC’s second crew, racing in the Club 8+ event, also registered an impressive victory, beating Neptune easily in the final. With no other entries in the Novice category, the novice crew stepped up to race in the Club event, but ultimately came up short against a far more experienced crew from Commercial Rowing Club.
The 1969 and 1979 Senior Crews returned to the regatta to celebrate their respective 50th and 40th anniversaries. The regatta was also notable for its increasing international presence. KSRV Njord, from Leiden in The Netherlands, returned to the regatta for the 3rd time. They were joined by a crew from the Dutch Armed Forces.
Last Weekend, DUBC travelled up to Leitrim to compete at University Championships. This was the first time that the event was to be held at Lough Rynn, which has only been set up as a rowing venue within the last few years. DUBC is no stranger to this course as we have made extensive use of it for seat racing and training camps.
With boats rigged, and oarsmen ready to push off from the slip, University Championships was provisionally postponed due to inclement weather. The two Novice VIIIs were the only DUBC crews to race. The A boat fought bravely in challenging conditions, but ultimately missed out to UCD by a 1/4 length.
We hope that the remaining events will be raced at a later date. The novice crews that raced are available here.
Last weekend saw the regatta season kick off, with DUBC winning Club VIII and Club 1X (D. Dennis) at Neptune Regatta. Our Novice VIII raced well but missed out to UCD by a canvas and the Novice 4X+ lost out to a competitive Clonmel crew.
At Commercial Regatta, DUBC won Intermediate VIII, Intermediate IV, and Club IV. Our second Novice VIII raced well, but ultimately came up short against a strong UCD crew.
Updated records are available here