Held 14th May 2017
Acquaintances renewed and new friendships forged. The 4th Vets Skiffs Championships has grown each year. The CRA were delighted to welcome several Cornish Pilot Gig and Indoor rowing club competitors this year. Clevedon, Burnham on Sea, Mounts Bay, Rock, Falmouth, Caradon, Charlestown, Bideford AAC…
The Vets Skiff championships, although very competitive provides an opportunity for fixed and non-fixed seat rowers an opportunity to try out skiff rowing – a 15ft fixed seat wooden clinker built craft.
So, Skiff novices and various shades of experts took to the water to compete in 5 different categories.
As the day progressed, the rowing became more competitive and challenging. A fierce side wind, meant that steering a straight course was, even for the experienced, a challenge! Although after 43 races including 5 finals, there were, although fatigued, many smiling faces.
Congratulations to the 2017 Champions:
- Mixed Oar Match – Jess Thomasson, Martin Langdon
- Ladies Pair of Paddles – Jess Thomasson
- Men’s Pair of Paddles – Steve Kent
- Ladies Cornish Randan – Emma Cox, Karen Beswetherick, Clare Leverton
- Men’s Cornish Randan – Steve Kent, Steve Addis, Mark Hignet
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR – THE 5TH VETS SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018