Wraysbury Race Report

May 28, 2017

The weather held off once again and provided us with warm sunshine for the best part of the day; only a welcome cooling shower before the 5km race reminded us we were in the UK.

 

The open super 12 crew once again showed great fighting spirit to take second place behind a charging Firemen crew.

 

Unfortunately a short-handed ladies crew struggled to keep up the pace and despite some helpful subs did not qualify for the final. Better luck next time ladies.

 

The 200m open saw Notts come back strong and finish first in the plate minor final to take ninth overall.

 

The 5000m pursuit race has to be the highlight of the season so far. Notts charged forwards to overtake three crews ahead of us, at one point battling for over a mile with Bristol and Exe-Calibre. With none of the three crews wanting to give up the lead on this narrow stretch of river the race saw some clashing of paddles and our helm playing chicken with river barges and canal boats. The crew put their heart and soul into the last stretch of the race to finally pass Bristol (great racing guys!), taking first place in the Plate to finish eighth overall.

 

 

 

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