Congratulations to Falmouth A for their win. Revised line up from WPGC2012 and impressive to win at both ends of the season.
Very nice to see Helen Glover presenting the trophies and medals (as well as showing off her own hard-won medal).
Good to see Par Bay pushing hard to a well deserved 2nd place ahead of Caradon A in 3rd. Shame about Looe A being cut out of a chance of the finals as they’d been fast all weekend but met a big change in conditions between semifinal #1 and semifinal #2 (in fact, none of the semifinal #2 crews would have qualified for the final based on time). There’s discussion to be had on how best to get the top 6 crews out of the semi finals and into the final especially where the racing is so close and conditions so changeable. A second “B” final for places 7-12 would be good.
Perhaps the fastest 12 from the quarter finals rather than winner + fastest losers. Then at the semi finals just abandon timing and go for progression of top 3 from each heat to the final with the heats alternately containing crews ranked by their time from the quarter finals?
Really well run beach marshalling as usual and great to have quick tweets from @CPGAGigs updating the crews straight after races. Also good to see no DQs, the softer layout of turn 1 with the extra spacer mark after the main turn mark probably contributed to this (as well as making for very close racing as it was hard to get tangled up on the marks).
Great set of photos over at :