Posted: 22 November 2022

In sunny, cool and mainly windless weather conditions, a record number of over 600 crews from all over Scotland took part in the Caley Marina Inverness Fours/Quads and Small Boats Heads on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness over a course of approximately 4500 metres from Dochgarroch to the Inverness Rowing Club’s Boathouse close to the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge. All crews raced over the full length course with the exception of Novice and the younger Junior 14/15 crews which raced over a slightly shorter course length of approximately 3500 metres.



Much excellent racing was witnessed on both days of the regatta with the host club winning three events -  Women’s Restricted 1 Coxless Pairs, Open Novice Coxed Quadruple Sculls and Mixed Masters Quadruple Sculls.  

Edinburgh University Boat Club were the Club which won the most events during the course of the two day regatta followed in second place by St Andrew Boat Club with George Watsons College Boat Club in third place.

In the Fours/Quads events, the fastest men's crew of the weekend was the Edinburgh University/St Andrew BC Restricted 1 Quad Scull (Alexander Patton) in a time of 14 minutes 40.76 seconds. The fastest women's crew was the Edinburgh University BC Open Quad Scull (Isabel Jonsson) in a time of 16 minutes 8.15 seconds.


In the Small Boats events, the fastest men’s crew was the St Andrew BC Restricted 1 Double Scull (Dale Flockhart) in 15 minutes 28.51 seconds. Fastest women’s crew was the Junior 18 Double Scull from The Glasgow Academy BC (Kloe Hunter in a time of 18 minutes 10.06 seconds. In Coxless Pairs events, the fastest men's crew was the Edinburgh University BC crew stroked by Henry Pooley in 16 minutes 50.44 seconds whilst the fastest women's crew was  the Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association's junior 18 crew stoked by Freya Hughson in 19 minutes 8.37 seconds. Fastest women’s single scull was the Edinburgh University BC Open sculler Isobel Clements in a time of 19 minutes 14.11 seconds, whilst in the Open Single Sculls event the fastest men’s single sculler was Jack Burns from Edinburgh University BC in a time of 16 minutes 55.87 seconds.

Full sets of results from both days of racing may be accessed using the link to latest results on the Inverness Rowing Club’s website -

Report submitted by - Roy Sinclair (Hon. President - Inverness Rowing Club)