Twilight Racing

posted Feb 4, 2018, 3:15 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 4, 2018, 4:48 AM ]
Barb Dawson writes: 

'Our newest LBT event got off to a brilliant start on Friday evening. Five boat loads of eager rowers lined up at the start line for the long (skiffs -5km) and short (smaller boats- 4km) courses.

Billie headed into an early lead, with our single rower, Richard Forster, reaching the canal first. The extremely low tide made for some interesting maneuvering through the always calm Egg Island Canal, the smaller boats attempted to overtake Richard in Punto but she maintained her lead till the end.

Racing over, we settled down for a convivial chat over a few ciders, wine and delicacies. What better way to celebrate the end of a working week? Let’s get more Grebes racing next week - no need for handicaps then.'




Results:

1. Punto; Richard Forster 42 min 54 sec

2. Purdon; David Budd, Mike Hewitt 45 min 01 sec

3. A VERY COMMENDABLE THIRD Absent Friends; Veronica and Lorrie 45 min 57 sec

4 Billie; Barb, Karen, Val, Geraldine, Carolyn 58 min 57 sec

5. Freyja; Shane, Dennis, Annette, Jane, Eileen 1 hr 11 min 12 sec


Join us each Friday of Daylight Summer Time, registration by 5pm. BYO drinks and a plate to share.


Thanks to our three officials: Helen, Jill and Warren