Devizes Canoe Club Members on race day

Bradford on Avon Hasler 2019

35 Devizes paddlers took part in the Bradford on Avon Hasler Race on Sunday.

Phillipe and Phoebe, racing together for the first time, were first across the line in the combined Lightning and Mini K2 event, in a K2, followed by Arthur who was 1st in the U10M Lightning and Cameron who was 2nd in the U12M Lightning class.

In a closely fought Div10 race Daisy was 3rd, Jamie 6th and Will 9th.

In the singles classes in Div8 Beatrix was 8th and Andrew was 9th.

Ian was 10th in Div7, with Heather in 14th. Stephen was 8th in Div6, James was 8th in Div5. In Div4 Flossie was 3rd, Andy 12th and Charlie 13th. And Dan, following his recent promotion, was 7th in Div2.

In the doubles the Div9 start again provided some interesting moves particularly from the large Devizes C2 contingent.

Eventually Ian and Tereza were first Devizes crew in Div9, in 4th, with Jenny and Katherine in 5th, Mark and Jo in 7th and Roger and Jon in 8th.

Sue and Bev, racing together for the first time, were 2nd in Div8. Alice and Liz, in their first Hasler following a successful DW race, were 2nd in Div7, and Reeve and Darcy (in her first race) 1st in Div6.

Kevin and Neil were 4th in Div5 and Juliet and Nigel, racing together for the first time, were 7th in Div4.

All in all it was a very successful day for the Club with many Hasler points earned and an introduction to Hasler racing for Alice and Liz, for Darcy paddling with Reeve, and some new pairings with Sue and Bev and Juliet and Nigel.

Thanks to Bradford on Avon Canoe Club for a great weekend’s racing including the Bath to Bradford race on Saturday.

Full results can be found here

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