Grandtully WWR. Online entry and payment is now available via the SCA website. This is the preferred entry method. ENTER NOW and save yourself £5 late entry fees. The link below takes you straight to the page.
We have a number of races this month after the English Open on the Dart :
Barrow 4 next Saturday 13th Jan at the Boathouse Barrow on Soar
Fairthorne Manor next Sunday 14th Jan at Botley, Hampshire
Woodmill Saturday 21st Jan at Southampton
North Eastern Region:
The Bobby Timperley Memorial Race on Sunday 29th January at Tyne Green, Hexham
All are welcome - there will be classes for all types of boat. More details in the calendar and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/216485560525/
An update from Julie Lewis, who is running this weekend's races: Many thanks for all racing today. Please find below the provisional results. Well done to Freddie Brown who was 3rd overall as well as being first junior. It was really nice to see Scott Finch back racing and meet Selwyn and Tom Richards who had great runs, and Lena Kraus who did her first wwr in a wavehopper. Congratulations also to Xavier Hinves who also completed his first WWR and was the 1st U16.
Good luck to everyone 11 am start
Something else for your calendar: Sharks Canoe Club have a couple of races coming up in January. 14th Jan Fairthorne Manor and 21st Jan Woodmill - please see the poster and website calendar for details - as well as the rest of the 2018 Southern WWR Series
The weekend 18th and 19th November saw the biggest WWR event of the year, held at the river Washburn. Attended by over 300 students from 29 universities, the British University College Sport WWR championships was dominated by paddlers from Scottish universities. Although not huge in number the paddlers from the Scottish Universities showed they were high in quality with medal places in several classes.
Ryan Hunt of Edinburgh University won MC1 sprint and classic, with Andy Houston of Dundee taking 3rd place.
Rachel Houston of Strathclyde Uni won WC1 sprint and classic and WK1 sprint.
Ian Hosie also of Strathclyde won MK1 sprint.
The classic MK1 saw Jacob Holmes of Strathclyde narrowly beaten into second place, to former Edinburgh Uni student Nick Bennett, now of Newcastle Uni.
Both Strathclyde and Edinburgh finished in the top 10 overall places, no mean feat considering they had only 8 and 2 paddlers at the event respectively.
Many of these paddlers are supported by their university, and these results help demonstrate how much this funding is valued.
Well done to all.