The Winners at Scilly

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Photo above: Falmouth Men’s A and Supervets

Men’s Open

Falmouth men’s A continued to dominate the weekend’s main races, with Black Rock finishing 1st every time. The club now celebrates having won the men’s open for the 6th year running. However, the gap between themselves and Looe, in 2nd place, was tighter than we’ve seen in a while, making for some exciting racing throughout. Looe came back from a 6th position in the long race on Saturday, whilst Caradon who had been 2nd overnight on the Saturday, continued to push and finished 3rd in the final.

The independent Irene crew and Fowey both had a great weekend too, finishing in 4th and 5th respectively. And special mention to Truro who got both their men’s and ladies A crews into the finals this year finishing 6th in the top men’s group.

Ladies Open

It was all change at the top for the Ladies open racing in 2016. Caradon Ladies were impressively consistent throughout the weekend, winning all of their races. A well deserved victory for these rowers who have trained so hard over many years to reap this reward; the club record previously being 3rd in the open. Having won last year’s County Championships and this year’s 3 Rivers, this crew now have all the main regatta titles under their belt.

This year’s event promised, and delivered, some very close racing at the top of the fleet. Flushing & Mylor had been in the final for 3 previous years but pushed to new heights this year in Zawn, finishing 2nd overall. Both Scilly crews, in Tregarthens and Emma Louise, had a fantastic final result finishing in 3rd and 4th respectively. Impressive for a small island to produce 12 top level rowers. Charlestown, after last year’s lack of a strong A crew, have also come back in fighting form in 2016 to finish 5th. All crews in the top 5 have something special to celebrate this year and the ladies racing is sure to be very interesting over the coming summer season.

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Photo above: Caradon Ladies A

Veterans Races

Newquay ladies won the Vets race on the Friday night, with Charlestown’s rekindled top crew taking 2nd.  Helford’s ladies celebrated winning the Supervets.  It was a reversal of fortunes from 2015 in the men’s vets with Caradon winning and Roseland taking 2nd. Falmouth repeated their success of last year, by winning the Supervets.

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Photo above: Caradon Vets

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Photo above: Helford Ladies Supervets

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