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Racing Calendar 2018
February 24 Norwich Head of the River
April 29 Lea Spring Regatta
June 2-3 Peterborough Spring Regatta
June 23 St Ives Regatta
July 13-14 Henley Masters Regatta
July 28-29 St Neots Small Boats Head
August 4 Sudbury Regatta
August 11-12 Peterborough Summer Regatta
September 2 Great Ouse Marathon
September 9 Cambridge Autumn Regatta
September 16 Boston Marathon
September 22 Yare Cup
October 27 Norfolk Long Distance Sculls
November 17 Cambridge Winter Head
December TBA Carrow Cup
The cold snap and windy conditions were not enough to keep YBC from participating in their first regatta for 2018. This year, nine of our members participated in the Norwich Head Race, hosted by the Norwich Rowing Club. The course covers a 5km stretch of the River Yare, from River’s Court to Whitlingham Green.
YBC Chairman, Ant and Charles (Molesey BC) rowed the newest boat, Liberty II to victory in the Mas.C-G 2x with a time of 22 minutes 41 seconds. Mark and Adam finished 2nd, achieving the same raw time as winners Ant and Charles.
The women’s quad (Manuela, Lisa, Inger and Kerry) rowed Rhythm & Blues to a brilliant 2nd place with an adjusted time of 22 minutes 3 seconds, only 37 seconds behind Champion of The Thames Rowing Club.
Norwich Rowing Club won the Open 1x in 21 minutes 10 seconds while Greg and Alex battled the wind and choppy conditions in their single sculls, finishing 5th and 6th with respectable times of 23 minutes 19 seconds, and 23 minutes 32 seconds.
Congratulations to everyone who took part. YBC would like to thank the Norwich Rowing Club, organisers and volunteers for making this a successful event.
Alex (Club Captain)
Mas.C-G 2x Winners: Charles (Molesey Boat Club) and Ant (YBC)
It was YBC rowing veteran David Wynn, who had dreamed of a race that would represent the ultimate challenge for the hardy, committed, competitive bunch. They call it simply, Paddy’s Run, and the scullers of Norwich, Yare and Broadland boat clubs have rowed the race every year since the winter of 2013/14.
Rowed over the 13.5 km course along the River Yare, participants race from Whitlingham Broad to Paddy’s Pump and back. Some are determined to set the fastest time while others have set their sights on outpacing a fellow rower.
YBC were pleased to see 7 of its members participate in the 5th round of Paddy’s Run. Overall, twenty-one took their single sculls on the flat calm River Yare. Andy Green set the 5th fastest time of 65 minutes 25 seconds, only 3 minutes behind the winner. The 6th round will take place on Sunday 25 February.
YBC would like to wish a Happy New Year to all of our members and supporters, new and old. Here’s to a successful 2018 on and off the water. See you on the river.