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.
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.
A last-second victory by the women’s novice four boat proved to be the difference as McGill captured the 14th annual Lorne Gales Challenge Cup rowing regatta on the Cataraqui River in Kingston, Ont., Saturday.
The Queen's Gaels were victorious at the 2008 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Rowing Championships over the weekend at the Royal Canadian Henley Course in St. Catharines, Ont., winning the women's title for a second straight year while dethroning the three-time defending champion Western Mustangs in the men's division. The Gaels last won a men's rowing title in 2004.