“I never really cared about winning. That’s the truth,” said the 64-year-old self-described “corner boy.”
“That’s why I took seven or eight crews (a year), all the young kids who couldn’t get a cox and anyone who wanted to learn how to row.”
But a title was bound to come, and in 2006, it did with the OZ-FM ladies crew. Brennan had coxed in more than a dozen finals up to then, with more than a few runner-up finishes.
“I’ve been in the championship race more than anybody down there,” says Brennan, who added to his list of women’s titles by winning with O’Dea Earle Law Offices in 2007 and last year with the John Atkins Co. Marketing crew.
“I’ve been in the championship race more than anybody down there,” - says Ronnie Brennan
“I’ve won in Placentia, and Harbour Grace, with the girls and the men.”
But he’s never won a men’s championship on Quidi Vidi.
See "IN 1996", page 2