The annual Colours Boat Races took place on Saturday, 30th March from O’Connell Bridge to St. James’ Gate through city centre Dublin.

Congratulations to the Novice 8+ who retained the Dan Quinn Shield for the fourth edition in a row! Leading from the very first stroke, DUBC took the win easily.

Well done to the Senior 8+ who unfortunately lost out on the Gannon Cup to a strong UCD crew. Up off the start, Trinity held UCD for the first kilometre, where after a tremendous push, UCD broke through and edged ahead. Extending their lead over the second half of the course to take the win by 3 1/2 lengths.

The Reserve races were held in Islandbridge on Friday 29th March. Quick off the start, DUBC’s Senior reserve 4+ led UCD for the entire race, taking a convincing victory over their opposition.

Senior Reserve 4+ (from left-right)
Henry Beer (3), Andrea Grasselli (Bow), Caroline Welch (Cox), George Roberts (2), Luke Gilderdale (Stroke)

UCD failed to field a reserve Novice crew, so DUBC’s reserve 4x+ took on Neptune in a private fixture, with Neptune taking the win by 2 1/2 lengths.

We are taking the lessons learned from these races and looking ahead to Trinity Regatta in Islandbridge on 18th May.