Charlestown, Dartmouth, Mevagissey, London Cornish, Penryn, Rame, Caradon, and Torridge all made the trip to Amsterdam last weekend for the annual MPM regatta.
The organisers have had to limit the number of boats to 100, and with the lifeboat and sloop entries, that meant there were less plastic gigs than normal.
Weather was near perfect for the 2 Saturday races, and Caradon men in Morlader were in the lead from Charlestown and Dart. The top Dutch ladies the Amazones, had a commanding lead, over combined crews in Jubilee and Excalibur, with Torridge ladies vets 4th and Penryn ladies vets 15 secs behind. The Sunday race was completely different conditions with a difficult side on chop, and the British crews coped much better with the conditions; Caradon extending their lead over Charlestown and Dart in the men’s, and Penryn ladies coming second in their race. This meant they leapfrogged Torridge and ended up in 4th place, 17 secs behind Excalibur . They also won the ladies vets trophy.
Meva ladies were 7th, and men 8th, Rame ladies were 8th and men 14th, Torridge men 15th, and London Cornish ladies were 16th and men 17th.
Thanks to the crews from Penryn, in Morlader, for providing the pictures and report.
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