Some of our Juniors and U23 paddlers attended the national regatta at Nottingham on the 14th and 15th of April, there were many successes, along with some new personal bests set, even if the conditions were not optimum. Well done to all participants and good luck to all racing this season.
The annual Worcester Hasler will take place this year on Sunday 6th May, along with the K1 assessment race on the same day. The details of the race can be found here:
We hope to see you there!
Well done to all Worcester paddlers who have taken part in the Waterside series and good luck to all doing the latter Waterside races and Devizes to Westminster this year. There was a good turn out for the first race of the series, with Pascal and Kieron taking 3rd in Junior K2, Paul and Gary taking 14th in Senior K2, Bob and Daryl taking 22nd in Veteran K2 (their first ever race), and Katie placing 14th in Ladies K1.
The Worcester Ring Challenge is our 15 or 20 mile circular event through the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. This year it is on Saturday 14 July 2018 and entries are open. You can speed round (the record in a K1 is under 3 hours) or cruise it. It’s a challenge either way. Racing boats, open canoes, SUPs, tourers, sea kayaks, everyone is welcome.
The official results from the September regatta on the 2nd and 3rd can be found here. Some pictures from the weekend can be found below:
Below is the table showing the Hasler points which have been collected so far this year:
|Name:||Total Hasler Points:|
Worcester got an excellent turn out at Hereford with 26 paddlers racing and finished on 220 points in second place behind Hereford who finished with 234 points.
The official results can be found here.
Lots of Worcester paddlers finished on the podium and some got promotions. In K1 Pascal Bauer finished 3rd in division 3, Mike Case finished 2nd in division 6, Maggie Noke finished 3rd in division 7 and got promoted to division 6, Victoria Young finished 2nd and Amy Green finished 3rd in division 8 and both were promoted to division 7.
In K2 Chris Skellern and Fess came 2nd in division 5 and were both promoted to division 4.
Results of Worcester Paddlers in K1:
Results from Worcester Paddlers in K2:
|Sue Hawthorn||Mike Hawthorn||4||4th|
|Mike Moran||Andrew Holmes||4||5th|
|Katie Brookes||Lucy Guest (LIN)||4||6th|
|Jayne Moran||Mike Fudger||5||5th|
|Claudia Chester||Andy Nevitt||5||7th|
Worcester had some stand out performances at the Burton Hasler race on Sunday with a good range of paddlers competing from division 3 to division 9.
Four Worcester paddlers picked up prizes at the event with John Parker taking the win in division 3, Katie Brookes winning division 5 and securing a promotion to division 4, Victoria Young came in second in division 8 and Kieron Killey won the award for being the fastest junior after finishing 5th in division 3.
Other Worcester paddlers also raced well on the day with Andy Nevitt and Matt Wooliscroft also racing in division 5 with Andy coming 16th and Matt coming 9th in a large race with 17 competitors, Peter Killey finishing 13th in division 8 and Liz Young finishing 8th in division 9.
Well done to the Worcester paddlers who raced on the weekend.
Some photos can be found below: