Thank you to Ryan for this report, results and pics, top job mate 😉
As the Armada of Gig Rowers slowly gathered into Cawsand, the weather conditions looked promising as the rain managed to hold off.
The sea conditions couldn’t be anymore perfect, until you got round the first mark, and you hit an offshore wind that managed to blow against you all the way up the homeward leg.
In the Men’s A race, a photo finish for the Tribute Championships between Caradon A and Par A. Caradon just got to the line an inch infront and took the title for the season.
The Men’s B race saw some promising results again for Caradon taking the win clearly this time with a 7 second gap.
The under 16’s race was easily won by Penryn as they eased to vicotry with there strong crew.
The Ladies A took to the water with some an opportunity for some of the less well known crews to prove themselves in heat 1, Mount’s Bay Ladies A eased to victory, but were only placed 3rd behind Roseland and Caradon, as they set a quicker time in the third heat.
The Ladies B race saw Falmouth winning with an impressive gap of 15 seconds between them and second (Caradon).
So after the Tribute Races were completed, the sun started showing signs of coming out, and the under 14’s took to the water with Looe’s crew living up to expectaitions and winning. The other races (Mixed and Vet’s) had a good show of strength with 26 lining up in the Veterans all heading to the first mark at the same time.
The Men’s C and Ladies C races ended of the day nicely with a victory for Newquay in the Men’s, and a victory for Mount’s Bay in the Ladies.
A well run event, a lot of races to get in (sixteen), even though we started slightly late, we still finished at a good time. The evening then saw the presentation of Trophies and the annual armada of tents being erected as the rowers hit Cawsand for a few Shandies!
A brilliant day, well done Rame!
Results (Click to view larger)
Thank you to Anne CC for these fantastic pics …