13th & 14th May 2006
entries were again very low – possibly due to competition with the
Edinburgh/Glasgow Univerities Boat Race on Saturday. George Heriots sent
a large squad for Saturday’s junior racing. This was still led by Bob
Neill – it was great to see him but I thought he had retired?!
go to the following SARA
officials; Peter Morrison (Senior Umpire),
Catriona Wilson, Carol Wallace, Gary Bain, Fiona Thomson, Niki Chambers,
Terry McNeill, Neil McFarlane, Bryan Steel, Jen Thomson, Fiona Murray,
Aideen Lyons, John McKinney and Sandy Walker. Bob Reid and Hazel Smith
had also hoped to attend but were unable to be present on the day.
weather in the week leading up to the event was glorious with T-shirts and
tans being the orders of the day. Regrettably, the weather turned colder
for the event and a strong downstream wind made conditions difficult at
times for competitors and officials. The umpires found that Raymond
Dixon’s new jacket could still not keep out all the chill blowing down
over the QE2 Bridge!
heavy showers on Saturday and a smaller dampening on Sunday was balanced
by some fine sunny spells – ah the joy of rowing in Aberdeen!
(organisers, officials and competitors) played their parts to help run a
very smooth event with racing on both days finishing ahead of time.
One crew was
disqualified for boating a competitor without a racing licence and
unfortunately the Womens Novice sculls event on Sunday had to be declared
void after the “winner” was found to be non-novice. There were no other
water-based disqualifications but (yet again!) a number of crews were
warned about the requirement to compete in club colours.
listed names of all entrants in the regatta programme and would like to
thank clubs for helping us to provide this service.
for the 2006 event were;