Sunday 18 February 2018

Rowing: High winds disrupt world championships

Robert Treharne Jones

The world championships in New Zealand got off to the worst possible start yesterday when high winds on Lake Karapiro forced organisers to cancel the day's programme after just five races.

Hopes were high that racing might be resumed later in the day but the forecasts were gloomy as gusts created white horse waves down the 2000m course.

Ireland's plans are unaffected, as the adaptive races don't get under way until this afternoon when the mixed coxed four and Karol Doherty in the arms-only men's single will take on some of the best paralympic rowers in the world.

But training plans were severely disrupted as crews were pulled off the water for safety reasons during the middle part of the day.

Irish Independent

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