Racing News

Racing News- 27/8

Do enjoy your Bank Holiday before you get down to some serious race training!


Pairs Head

Elliott and Lawrence are going to test their mettle on the Thames Tideway – they want to enter a Masters double scull for the Pairs Head. This is a big event for pairs and doubles of all age groups on Saturday 2nd October. The competition will be fierce. It’s a great event for aspiring racers to think about training up for – maybe more will join them in 2022! Good luck to them this year.


Sadly this year’s Great Ouse Marathon was cancelled for Covid-related reasons. I’m hoping that the masters will organise a Coldham Hall Run as a substitute, which covers a similar distance and which we did last year. It was great fun. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear. 

The Norwich Masters Sculling Ladder 

This is not actually a race, but a timed training event! Look out for the email I’m sending out this weekend with the dates of this winter’s “Paddy’s Runs”. Do give it a try if you are of Masters age and can scull to Paddy’s and back without too much difficulty – you may win the Newcomers’ medal if you do most of the Runs!  

Get in touch if you haven’t done it before and I’ll put you on the circulation list and offer advice if you’re uncertain about it.

St Neots Small Boats Head  – Sunday 3rd October

Yare are sending a trailer to this one! Let me know if you have a crew (or part crew) and want to come along and compete. It’s only 2.4k!   Event details aren’t out yet, but it will fill up so let me know and I’ll get the entries in as soon as they open.

Bedford Autumn Small Boats Head – Sunday 10th October

The weekend after St Neots, and Yare are planning to go there as well! (Some boats may stay on the trailer from St Neots!). It’s 2k through the centre of Bedford, with several divisions so you can race in more than one crew.  Let me know if interested.


Organised from NRC, the poster is just out, I’ll post it on WhatsApp YBC Notices for your interest.  Entries are now actually open, so let me know if you have a crew to enter (or single). 

It’s 5k (yes, it’s a real workout)  from Bramerton to The Cut. The events are separated into a morning division and afternoon division so you can race in two different events if you want to    We usually offer help with marshalling and launch driving, so let’s help this year, if not racing twice. ALSO there is a shorter division in the middle of the day for those “NEW TO RACING” – please do give it a go if that’s you.

Cancelled events

Boston Marathon, Yare Cup, GOM, Head of the Dart  – none are being run this year and we usually have attendance at all of them, so please take the chance to get racing with any of the competitions that Yare are going to. 

Happy training,

David Wynne

Vice-captain, racing