Ireland’s top eights defeated on opening day of Henley Regatta

Lady Elizabeth boat club also lost having hit booms early on, missing number of strokes

Three Irish crews go into action in the Henley Regatta over the next two days.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Three Irish crews go into action in the Henley Regatta over the next two days. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

 

The opening day of Henley Royal Regatta brought no joy for Ireland. The two top eights in the country were drawn against tough competition and both exited.

Rowing into a headwind and choppy water, UCD’s challenge in the Temple Cup for student eights was ended by Drexel University from Philadelphia. The two crews swapped the lead early on, but Drexel took a commanding lead in the second half of the race.

Commercial also fell to a young crew in the Thames Cup. A Dutch composite with an international contingent jumped into the lead from the start.

Commercial pushed up the rate in the middle stages, but at the three-quarter mile mark they were one-and-a- third lengths down.

Lady Elizabeth lost in the first round of the Wyfold. They hit the booms early on, missing a number of strokes. Three Irish crews go into action in the next two days.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.