Quintin, winners of VIIIs at the Home International, Lake Blessington, Ireland, Saturday, 20th July 1968
Quintin led from the start and had ½ length lead over Ireland (Garda Siochana) after the first minute, with Scotland and Wales further back. By 1000m. Quintin, striking 38, had increased the lead to 1 length, despite repeated attempts from the Irish crew to draw level. The final verdict was 1 length, with Scotland a further 3 lengths behind and Wales a further 4 lengths down.
Cox, Martin Fitzgerald, stroke John Peters, 7 Neil Floyd, 6 Mike Ealand, 5 Lionel Bailey, 4 Robin Hinnell, 3 Bill Millward, 2 Andy Dawson, bow Brian Fentiman. Coach Ron Needs.