Enniskillen Royal Boat Club’s Girls’ 1st eight crew of Maeve Donnelly, Zoe McCutcheon, Victoria Wilson, Abby Corry, Trudie McComb, Caragh Leonard, Martha McBrien, Jenny Little and cox Sarah Dolan are heading off to race at Women’s Henley Regatta this weekend with action starting on Saturday morning with a time trial at 9.30am.

The eight crews competing for The Peabody Cup will race against the clock for seeding purposes with all eight crews then racing off in pairs from 15.32pm with the winners from each race going through to the semi Finals on Sunday at 12.02pm.

The Final takes place on Sunday afternoon at 14.35pm.

This girls crew finished a fantastic fourth place overall in the London Schools’ Head in March, the highest position ever for an Irish Club at this event.

The Club was last represented at Henley Women’s Regatta in 2016 when the crew reached the Semi Final where they were beaten by St George’s College, Surrey.

Coach Derek Holland is aiming for a place in the Final for the girls although they know there will be tough competition from crews including Henley Boat Club, St Paul’s School USA, Bedford School for Girls and Reading Blue Coat Boat Club. Derek commented: “They are all competition until you beat them.”

All races over the weekend will be streamed live on You Tube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=al0QlzPCyrk