Well we went , we rowed, we came home 5th in the world. What an amazing week we had at the world championship’s held at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland. Our Journey started at 5.30am on the morning of the 24th July with an 11 hour drive/ferry trip ahead.
We arrive safe and well in NI and head to our accommodation to get a good night’s sleep before the racing start’s.
MONDAY 25TH JULY
Our day start’s with a coxes briefing at 9.15am before the start of the day’s racing;
Open B mixed heat’s, women’s 60+heat’s, men’s 40+heat’s then Open B mixed Final and women’s 60+final.
Avoch got through to the Open B mixed final and came 11th
TUESDAY 26TH JULY
Men’s 60+ heat’s, women’s 40+ heat’s, U19 mixed heat’s, Men’s U17 final, U19 mixed final, Women’s 40+ final, Men’s 40+ final, Men’s 60+ final.
Avoch got through to Women’s 40+ final 6th place, U19 mixed final 8th place and U17 men’s final 1st place
WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY
Open B women’s heat’s and final, mixed 60+ heat’s and final , Men’s open B heat’s and final.
Avoch got through to Women’s open B final 4th place and Mixed 60+final 15th place
THURSDAY 28TH JULY
U17 Mixed Final , Mixed open A heat’s and Women’s 50+ heat’s
Our team’s made it through to the Mixed open A final , the women’s 50+final and our U17 came joint 3rd with Eastern in the final.
FRIDAY 29TH JULY
Women’s open A heat’s, Women’s 50+ final, Mixed open A final, Mixed 40+heat’s, Men’s open A heat’s, U17 Women’s final
Our team’s got through all the heat’s and in to the final’s tomorrow and our Mixed open came 7th in their final , women’s 50+finished 11th and our U17 Women’s finished 3rd in their final.
SATURDAY 30TH JULY LAST DAY
Mixed 50+heat’s and final, Mixed 40+ final, U19 men’s final, U19 Women’s final, Men’s open A final and Women’s Open A final
Again our team’s did Avoch proud with both U19 team’s coming 4th , Open A men’s finishing 10th, Mixed 40+ finished 9th and the Women’s open A team finishing 4th .
After a row round to Strangford with all the skiff’s , we then attended the closing ceremony . Which saw Avoch coming 5th overall out of the 41 clubs that attended the championship’s. What an amazing achievement for a club that has only been running for 2 years. A massive well done to all the club’s , a fantastic week of rowing .
It is fair to say that we all had a great time, lots of laughs and great rowing.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported us we hope we did you proud.
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