CLUB SCULLING RACES SUNDAY 15th JUNE - 10.00a.m.
We do need competitors BUT – IF YOU DON’T WISH TO RACE – JUST COME ALONG TO CHEER – AND EAT THE (FREE) FOOD AFTERWARDS.
I DO NEED MORE OFFERS OF CAKES, SALAD AND PASTA.
Please also let me know how many friends/ family you are bringing so we know how much food to provide. Note there is no charge for this.
I hope you are already aware but the Canoe Club is hosting their Hasler races on Sunday and one of the courses goes round the island.
Racing starts about 11.00. See their club website for full details. The river will be very busy!
Good luck, Nick.
Nick passed on this link.
Even if you can’t get on to the river you can have a look at it.
Anthony and Michael won a pot in MasF.2x in the second division, finishing at 22:59 (more than two minutes ahead of the crew in second place).
Arranged by Norwich Rowing Club the 5k long head race, held on the river Yare, attracted crews from clubs as far away as Brunel University to Norwich on Saturday March 1. Ten YBC crews participated in the race.
The six Yare crews in the first division had to wait in the cold for a long time as the start was delayed. First out were Richard, Arthur, Mark and Rod in Nov.4x and they did well against the opposition from Norwich School, but lost to a crew from Kings School Ely. In this division Anthony teamed up with Lawrence from Broadland Boat Club, but they had no opposition in MasE.2x. Equally devoid of opponents were Tina and Catharina in W.Nov.2x. Last to start in the first division were the singles, but eventually Andy, Ian and Lou got going (by then they were very cold). At the finish only 11 seconds separated Andy from a pot.
The weather improved for the second division, Ian and Andy joined forces in IM1.2x, unfortunately without opposition. As already reported, Anthony and Michael had opposition, two crews from Sudbury, who they magnificently outdid. In contrast the two Sudbury crews scheduled to race Claire and Catharina in W.IM3.2x scratched, so there was no chance of a pot. Andy C was the only Yare single sculler in the second division, his starting position of 180 shows the size of the event.
The only picture so far received is here
Masters of the rowing clubs in Norwich gathered at the Crown Point recently to acknowledge Robert Conway (MasE) as the champion of the Norwich Masters Winter Sculling Ladder 2013 -14. David Wynne handed Rob the new trophy, kindly donated by Nick Cooper.
Nick has given a magnificent shield from his collection of many trophies as Norfolk’s sculling supremo, so that a trophy can be awarded to however wins The Ladder each winter henceforward. Rob’s name is up there on the first plaque.
Congratulations/commiserations to Nigel Kippin as close Runner-Up (18 seconds in 5 and a half hours’ of competition.) Nigel probably penalised by giving up his time to running the Carrow Cup and not competing in it. Well done you everyone taking part this past winter, and thanks to Roger Croome and Nick Francis for timekeeping on the infamous Paddy’s Run legs of The Ladder.
The Ladder is now a fixture
This year has been a try-out for to find a workable Ladder that will in encourage Masters to train and compete to a higher level and go on we hope to win golds and Victores Ludorum at this summer’s regattas.
The 2014-15 winter Ladder will have a similar format and handicapping system, slightly stricter rules to encourage the smallest boats, and – watch out men! – women competitors who will have an additional handicap adjustment to time in favour of their gender’s physical strength.