December 12th, 2014

20 Members of DUBC’s Senior/Intermediate squad took to the Newry Canal on a cold winter’s morning to bring back an old Boat Club Tradition – “Trial VIIIs”. Despite the frigid weather, conditions could not have been more perfect. The combination of great weather and the change of scenery from Islandbridge lent to an excellent day’s rowing before breaking for Christmas. Over two sessions, the squad battled it out in side-by-side pieces that will no doubt serve as vital experience for the coming season.

An old tradition returns- Trial VIIIs on the Newry Canal

An old tradition returns- Trial VIIIs on the Newry Canal

Trial VIIIs 1979- Newry

Trial VIIIs 1979- Newry

Many thanks are in order to Tony Dooley for allowing the use of a brand new Fillippi 8+ for the day, as well as to the coaches and oarsmen that travelled. We can only hope for conditions as good for the forthcoming Winter training camp in Enniskillen after Christmas!