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British Sprint National Regatta

Saturday 13-Sunday 14 April 2024

Holme-Pierrepont-National watersports Centre
Max leading the race

Devizes Canoe Club had a fantastic weekend at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham.

Highlights of the day included Max Poole at his third national regatta placing first in both the Boys U14 K1 200m and K1 500m.

Arthur Hunter-Hopkins, in his first year in the under 16 age category came 2nd in the Boys U16 K1 500m and made the finals in both the U16 K1 1000m and U18/U16 K2 1000m (with partner Freddy Fowler-Rimell from Worcester). Together with Philippe, he placed 4th by 1/100th of a second in the U18/U16 K2 500m.

Mollie Ball shone as always in the Girls U18/U16 K2 500m coming in first with her long time partner Annabel Hutchinson (Reading), securing their place on the team for the European championships. She also placed 3rd in the Girls U18 K1 1000m by a whisker and competed in the U18 K1 500m A final.

Philippe Ehrnrooth, at just 16 in his first year in the boys under 18 category won the K1 1000m and the K1 500m, both selection events for the GB team in the European Championships in June. He also placed 2nd with partner Alexander Worgan (Richmond) in Boys U18/U16 K2 1000m.

Regan Toop was our hardest working junior entering in 6 events!
He achieved the equal 2nd fastest time in the Boys U18 K1 200m. He also competed in U18 K1 500m, U18 K1 1000m, U18/U16 K2 500m & K2 1000m (with partner F Cramer of Southampton) and finally rounded off his weekend in the U18/U16 K4 500m with Arthur & 2 others.

Final boast is Regan Toop’s promotion to boys A. Well done.

Alex Sheppy was waving the Devizes flag in the Men Senior/U23 K1 200m, making the first final and placing second with partner T Holland (Wey) in the Men Senior/U23 K2 200m.

And finally congratulations go to the only senior member of our (junior) racing squad, Charlie Mayo, our most reliable, and usually sole veteran sprinter. He proudly displayed the Devizes colours in the Men D + Masters C/D K1 200m and K1 500m. We love you, Charlie!