Castle to Crane Home Water Edition

posted Sep 20, 2020, 1:16 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 20, 2020, 1:26 AM ]
Lorrie Harrison writes:

'You may have noticed 3 dedicated St Ayles crews training on the grueling 8km course, starting at the LBT and turning at the red marker just past Braeside.

 It is one hour of hard rowing, long strong strokes and no stopping for a rest or floating back with the tide. 

The Castle to Crane race comes to us from Glasgow, where it has been part of the Clydebuilt Festival for the last 4 years.  Covid has forced the organisers to think outside the box. So this year every fixed seat rowing club in the World was invited to participate via an app on their phone that would record distance and time. In communities where covid restrictions would not allow crews closer than 1.5m they were able to walk the distance. 

We had entries in the over 50's women, Castle Forbes Bay crew
Open women The 5 mile crew
Mixed - Huon 5 -O

Thanks to all those who come down to offer encouragement.'

It should be noted that two of the teams came home in around 53 minutes.  That's an AVERAGE of 5 knots over the course.  Not bad.  Your secretary was not in one of these teams.  See pics sent in by Lorrie below.