Inter-Club MacGregor Paddle Challenge Sprint Regatta

A good contingent of Devizes paddlers went up to the National Inter-Club Regatta at Nottingham at the weekend. Saturday was the hottest day of the year – Sunday by way of contrast was cooler, cloudy and with a strong wind that made quite a difference to the times (and much more interesting trying to get the boat in to the start bucket).

Club paddlers ranged from the youngsters at their first regatta up to a team of our Senior Ladies who ventured out in a K4 for the first time, something that really took courage especially in Sunday’s conditions.

Saturday Results

500m K1 Girls A/B – Flossie was 4th in heat 1 and 7th in final 2.

500m K1 Lightning A – Daisie was 2nd in heat 2 and 5th in the final.

500m K1 Lightning B – Arthur was 3rd in heat 1 and 4th in the final, and Cameron 1st in heat 2 and 2nd in the final.

1000m K1 Girls C – Mollie was 1st in heat 1 and won the final.

200m K1 Girls D – Beatrix was 9th in heat 1.

1000m K1 Boys C – Charlie was 7th in heat 1.

1000m K1 Boys A/B – Dan was 4th in heat 1 and 8th in final 3.

200m K4 Mens C/D – Edd, Dan C, Reeve and Mollie were 4th in the final.

200m K2 Girls C – Mollie and Georgina (Reading) were 1st in heat 1 and won the final.

200m K2 Girls D – Beatrix and Imogen (Cambridge) were 6th in heat 2.

200m K1 Mens C – Reeve was 6th in heat 1 and 8th in the final.

500m K4 Boys C/D – Charlie, William, Jamie and Jenny were 7th in heat 2.

500m K1 Girls U12 – Daisie was 2nd in the final.

200m K1 Girls C – Mollie was 2nd in heat 1 and 7th in final 1 and Jenny was 6th in heat 2 and 8th in final 2.

200m K1 Boys D – Jamie was 9th in heat 5 and William 8th in heat 6.

200m K1 Boys C – Charlie was 2nd in heat 3 and 8th in final 1.

200m K1 Boys A/B – Dan was 5th in heat 7.

And that was just day 1!

Sunday Results

500m K1 Boys D – Jamie was 8th in heat 5 and William 7th in heat 6.

500m K2 Girls D – Beatrix and Daisie 7th in heat 2.

500m K2 Girls C – Mollie and Georgina (Reading) 1st in heat 1; 2nd in the Final. Jenny and Katie (Wiltshire Youth) 3rd in heat 2; 8th in the Final.

500m K4 Lightning A – Daisie plus paddlers from Wiltshire Youth and Reading 3rd in the Final.

500m K4 Lightning B – Arthur and Cameron with 2 paddlers from Falcon CC 3rd in the Final.

200m K2 Boys D – Jamie and William 8th in heat 3.

200m K2 Men C/D – Edd and Reeve 2nd in the Final.

200m K4 Womens D and Masters B – Bev, Sue, Juliet and Jenny 6th in heat 2.

500m K1 Girls C – Jenny 5th in heat 3. Mollie 2nd in heat 4; 4th in Final 1.

500m K1 Girls D – Beatrix 8th in heat 3.

500m k1 Mens C – Reeve 8th in heat 1.

500m K1 Boys A/B – Dan 5th in heat 2; 5th in Final 3.

500m K1 Boys C – Charlie 4th in heat 3; 8th in Final 1.

1000m K1 Girls A/B – Flossie 5th in heat 1; 3rd in the Final.

500m K2 Boys D – William and Jamie 8th in heat 3.

500m K4 Girls D – Beatrix with paddlers from Cambridge and Reading 6th in the Final.

500m K2 Mens C/D – Edd and Reeve 3rd in the Final.

500m K2 Lightning A – Daisie and Florence (Wiltshire Youth) 2nd in the Final.

500m K2 Lightning B – Arthur and Cameron 5th in the Final.

There were 45 Clubs in the MacGregor Paddle Challenge, where points are scored for promotions in earlier regattas but most of the points come from this June regatta. Last year the Club was 19th, and this year we’ve improved to 16th which for a small and relatively new Club like ours is an achievement to be proud of.

What a great weekend’s paddling for and on behalf of the Club. Congratulations to all the paddlers and their families and supporters.

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