Emma Sheehan, a native of St. Catharines, Ont., and member of the McGill University rowing club for the past two years, captured five gold medals at the recently completed 127th annual Royal Canadian Henley regatta, Aug. 4-9, in St. Catharines.
Derek O’Farrell of Unionville, Ont., and Doug Vandor from Dewittville, Que., both products of the McGill University rowing program, each captured silver medals at the prestigious annual Lucerne World Cup regatta in Switzerland, Sunday.
Doug Vandor and Derek O’Farrell, two McGill rowing graduates, were among the Canadians that won four medals Sunday at Banyoles, Spain, in the first World Cup regatta of the 2009 season.
The 13th annual McGill-Queen's Challenge Boat Race is scheduled for Saturday (May 2) on the Cataraqui River in Kingston, Ont. This unique regatta is the Canadian equivalent of England's annual Oxford-Cambridge and the annual Harvard-Yale race in the U.S.