Yet another fantastic day for the club was had at the Dublin Metropolitan Regatta on Blessington Lake.
In perfect conditions, UCD Novices again showed their class winning the Novice VIII (Visitor’s Challenge Cup) & Novice IV (Tim O’Brien Challenge Cup) categories, beating crews from Queen’s, Trinity, Garda & Neptune Boat Clubs. After a bit of a ‘hiccup’ in the Intermediate VIIIs, in which the club lost their first Intermediate regatta final of the season to Commercial Rowing Club; almost the exact same crew went out to race the Senior VIII where pride was restored. UCD took an early lead over NUIG, Belfast RC, Commercial RC, an Old Collegians/Neptune composite & a Commercial/Carlow composite winning the Pembroke Cup.
The last time the elusive Pembroke was won by the college was in 2001 and before then, 1964.