Ireland make positive start at World Rowing Coastal Championships


The primary day of the World Rowing Coastal Championships in Wales featured wildly-changing situations, however Eire girls had a productive day.

our certified for the ladies’s solo A Finals, whereas Kincasslagh’s males’s double and the Castletownshend girls’s coxed quad additionally booked locations in Sunday’s medal races.

Within the girls’s solo, Miriam Sheehan of Castletownbere laid down a marker, taking a close-up second in her warmth. Xena Jordan of Arklow additionally certified.

The primary warmth of the ladies’s solo was run in very tough situations, with poor visibility. Sionna Healy of Arklow was fourth and Monika Dukarska of Killorglin certified in fifth. The warmth was gained by Diana Dymchenko, a champion from 2018 and 2019, now competing for Azerbaijan.

“It was mad,” stated Dukarksa, twice a world champion on this occasion. “To begin with with the beginning line with the wind partially as a cross, it was laborious to get on to the primary buoy. Then I had a crash with Spain coming into the third buoy, which set each of us again actually.

“The situations are difficult, particularly from the third to the fourth buoy, the crosswind and the cross waves – it feels just like the waves are quick, so you’ll be able to’t journey them as effectively. I assumed I’d by no means get to buoy quantity 4. However after that it’s nice, it’s simply that patch is sort of difficult.”

The star flip of the occasion is Emma Twigg, the Olympic single sculls champion, and he or she didn’t disappoint. The New Zealander was a part of a Hawkes Bay crew which gained their warmth effectively.

Extra Eire males’s crews, the ladies’s double and blended crews got down to qualify on Saturday.

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