Irish Universities and Ulster Schools battle it out in the Sun at the 2013 University Boat Race
In the largest Boat Race to date, 20 crews took to the River Lagan on Saturday 8 June, for the Ramada Plaza Belfast University Boat Race 2013. The Event proved a major success with spectators and competitors alike enjoying an exciting day and making the most of the early summer sunshine.
Men’s and women’s crews from all over Ireland competed for the top honours. Queen's Mens triumphed over University College Cork in the 2000m Main Event winning by 1 1/4 lengths with an impressive time of 5 minutes 56 seconds. Queen's Ladies were not as lucky losing out to Trinity College Dublin by 2 1/2 lengths in the Ladies 2000m Final. See full results below.
|Fresher Men||Semi 1||Queens||6:19|
|Semi 2||Trinity A||NTT|
|Junior Men||Final A||Portora||5:02|
|Junior Women||Semi 1||MCB A||NTT|
|Craig Cup||Semi 1||Potora||5:23|
This years event was a first for the 'Lunch on the Lagan’. This was a fine dining experience at a new Corporate Enclosure supplied by the impressive ‘Green Room’ at Ramada Plaza, Shaw’s Bridge Belfast inspired by the Henley Royal Regatta. Summer soup and warm bread along with a buffet of roast beef, salmon, roast ham and turkey breast were just some of the fabulous treats served up, rounded of with Strawberry Eaton Mess and Champagne. The feast was enjoyed by all who attended with many thanks going to the sponsors for providing such a luxurious day. Live entertainment and refreshments were provided long into the evening.