In a stiff Northerly wind, the re-scheduled Good Friday River Race from Mylor to Truro saw a variety of oar powered craft take part. Gigs, surf boats, skiffs, flashboats, Canadian canoe’s, kayaks, sliding seat boats and punts. Smaller craft started first in the devised handicap system and gigs started last. Through the race the gigs eventually overtook other craft on the battle up the river. The wind eased as the river narrowed, taking us past the King Harry Ferry, the laid up ships and Smugglers Cottage.
As the race came into it’s final stages, weaving around the river past Malpas and Truro Cathedral came into sight the River got shallow further up river making for some strong drag for crews as they battled their way up to Truro. With some boats finishing in 52mins and some in 1 hour and 30mins, the field was quite spread out along the river.
Results at a glance:
- Blue Betty :: Men’s Surf boat
- Skiff 36 :: Mixed Oar Match
- Billy :: Ladies Coastal four
- Fury :: Ladies Gig
Download the full results – Thanks to Lindsey from Penryn Rowing Club for sending these in.