Masters rowing – Autumn 2022 update

The Club instigated a ‘Return to Rowing’  initiative in August. It provided an opportunity for UCD rowing alumni to get out for recreational paddle or two over a 6 week period. As a result there are now 3 new groups actively rowing, a recent graduate mens group, a Masters mens group and a ladies group. These groups join the 3 groups that have been out rowing for the last number of years and it’s fantastic to now see 6 OCBC crews out on the water. Thanks to the UCD Clubs for support in getting these new crews out. There are already whispers of a trip to the Head of the Charles or similar in 2023…

The Saturday morning “Yellow Boat” organised by Paul Romeril (bow in the above) has been the mainstay of OCBC Masters rowing, first slipping off in January 2004 (photo © Tom Kirby 2022)
When tides allow, crews go below the Islandbridge weir to row through the city out to Poolbeg (photo © Tom Kirby 2022)

Where else would you be at 8am on a Saturday morning? (photo © Tom Kirby 2022)