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YBC Summer Sculling Races 2018

Sunday June 24th was a warm sunny and calm day. Perfect for our races and a good entry from members took part anxious to gain racing practice. The lesson of the day however was that straight courses are often the hardest to steer! Kenny kindly provided the amusement by falling in to entertain the supporters at the club as well as the pub customers. He was so refreshed that he then won the double sculls with Karina who had just joined the club. Ant and Manuela won the single sculls and Alex turned in a captain’s performance to take the handicap singles. There were a lot of very close races and fun was had by all. Many thanks to Anthony and Tony for the organisation. We are also grateful to our neighbour, Phyllida, for the photos on Facebook.

Calendar Dates

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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

A Winning Start to 2018 for YBC

28/02/2018

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)