Madras take Interport Cup
By Mahangu Weerasinghe
The Madras Boat Club inched rivals Colombo Rowing Club in the final FEARA fours event to claim the Interport Challenge Cup. The victory also secured the VC Bath Interport Overall Trophy for the Madras Boat Club.

The CRC however did well to make the FEARA sculls final a home and home affair, with the ladies managing to do the same for the FEARA women's pairs. Mevan Gunewardena of CRC second it FEARA sculls title while Niroshini Seneviratne (B) and Arya Ratnayake (S) second the FEARA pairs trophy in the women's category.

The MBC did well to secure the FEARA men's pairs title, FEARA men's fours title, FEARA women's sculls title and FEARA women's fours title. The MBC emerged a overall FEARA winners while the CBC managed to secure the overall in interport title.

The Regatta was a historic event for all participants, institutions as it was the 30th instance of the event. The Regatta also marked the 50th Anniversary of the FEARA and the 140th Anniversary of the Colombo Rowing Club.

The Regatta was a close contest between the two sub continent grants, with Madras managing to hold out for the prestigious men's fours title. It was the CRC interport winning "A" crew however that secured both the finals of the regatta, clocking 3:29 for their thousand metres.


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