Reults from our 2012 season and links to photos on Facebook
Sat 8th & Sun 9th September 2012 – Newquay Ladies Championships
LA Crew: 6-Annie, 5-Emma, 4-Caireen, 3-Ali, 2-Sarah, 1-Liz – 12th out of 92
LB Crew: 6-Ros, 5-Helen, 4-Kate, 3-Emma L, 2-Leisa, 1-Steph – 56th out of 92
For once a very calm and sunny weekend with flat (yes flat!) conditions! Amazing! Ladies B had the very first race on Sat am & unfortunately missed out on a place in round 2 by 3 seconds, so that was it for them!
Ladies A Crew waited till 1pm to race & won their heat. Also won their 2nd round heat, so easily through to the quarter finals (last 24) where things got much more tricky!
Sunday morning and of course we were in the first heat against Newquay B, Truro A, Swanage A, Mounts Bay B, & Fowey A. After the 1st mark we were in 3rd place, but after a fantastic 2nd leg where we rowed past Fowey & to finish in 2nd place 7 seconds behind Swanage A. So through to the semi finals and up against Salcombe A, Scilly A, Teign A, Newquay A & Caradon A. It was very close to the 1st mark, but Newquay & Caradon got around first & then a bit of a pile up behind knocked us into 6th place where we then had to battle through huge wash from the support boats! The 3 slowest in semi 2 were the 3 slowest semi times (we added over a minute to the time we’d done 3 times, so I guess that wash didn’t help!) But as usual the right 6 teams got into the final and the awesome ladies from Falmouth won again! We bow to you ladies!
Photos from Newquay here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.527929253888834.139617.215565618458534&type=1&l=41292ee45a
Sat 1st Sept 2012 – Mounts Bay
Fabulous day, lovely weather, if a little windy!
MA Crew: Borrowed a Stroke side and had 5-Scott, 3-Peter, 1-Andy – 7th
LA Crew: 6-Annie, 5-Helen, 4-Fiona, 3-Ali, 2-Sarah, 1-Liz – 3rd, but almost 2nd!
MB Crew: 6-Dave, 5-Bob, 4-Paul, 3-Sean, 2-Steve, 1-Andy – 11th
LB Crew: 6-Ros, 5-Emma, 4-Kate, 3-Ali, 2-Leisa, 1-Nadia – 7th
Vets Crew: 6-Ros, 5-Emma, 4-Paul, 3-Sean, 2-Dave, 1-Bob (I think this was the crew?) – 10th
Photos from Mounts Bay here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.524927914188968.138892.215565618458534&type=3&l=44df186b4c
Sat 25th August 2012 – Fowey
To be honest I have no idea of results! It poured with rain like a monsoon all day – I have never been so soaked! I think the Ladies A were 6th, but after that I have no idea!
Sat 4th August 2012 – U’14’s Championships – Hayle
A Crew: 6-Bea, 5-Briony, 4-Joe, 3-Caitlin, 2-Zak, 1-Dot – raced in the Plate Final
B Crew: 6-Michaela, 5-Georgina, 4-Jenna, 3-Jess, 2-Rosie, 1-Orla – Got through to the Quarter Finals and just missed out on a semi-final place.
Our 2 crews rowed really well, considering for most of them, this was there 1st race!
Photos from U’14’s Championships here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.505292966152463.135664.215565618458534&type=3&l=712c31c73a
Sun 29th July 2012 – U’16’s Championships – Newquay
Crew: 6-Kyle, 5-Matt, 4-Joe, 3-Chris, 2-Kip, 1-Bea
Our young crew (2 x 14 year olds and 4 x 15 year olds) did brilliantly, having had very disrupted training this season due to the weather. The course is approx 2 thirds of the adult course, with 2 marks and we all know how hard Newquay can be! It’s a big jump from the 4-6 minute U’14 races!
They came 5th in their first round race qualifying for the quarter finals. Conditions were even tougher by the quarters and they battled round in big chop and swell.
It was then into the Plate Final with a line up of 7 gigs. Padstow got in front and won it in style!
So overall they finished 13th. Well done to all of you!
Photos from U’16 Championships here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.502381329776960.134927.215565618458534&type=1&l=2b8128ba22
Sat 28th July 2012 – Rame Tribute
One of our favourite events of the year! Great day & really hard races!
MA (6-Pete F, 5-Scott, 4-John O, 3-Carthy, 2-Ade, 1-Rob) – 15th overall
MB (6-Andy, 5-Bob, 4-Dave, 3-Sean, 2-Paul, 1-Neil) – 16th overall
LA (6-Annie, 5-Emma M, 4-Caireen, 3-Ali, 2-Sarah, 1-Liz) – 8th overall
LB (6-Ros, 5-Rachel, 4-Fiona, 3-Emma L, 2-Leisa, 1-Kate) – 11th overall
MB (6-Andy, 5-Bob, 4-Dave, 3-Sean, 2-Paul, 1-Neil) – ? not sure!
Sat 21st July 2012 – Paignton Tribute
Beautiful day at Paignton and some great racing!
MA (6-Pete F, 5-Scott, 4-John O, 3-Carthy, 2-Ade, 1-Matt) – 6th in 2nd heat – 18th overall
LA (6-Annie, 5-Emma M, 4-Caireen, 3-Ali, 2-Sarah, 1-Liz) – 8th in heat – 12th overall
LB (6-Ros, 5-Emma L, 4-Fiona, 3-Kate, 2-Leisa, 1-Harriet) – 18th overall
MV (6-Ros, 5-Kate, 4-Sean, 3-Neil, 2-Paul, 1-Bob) – brought up the rear!
Mixed – (6-Annie, 5-Scott, 4-Pete F, 3-Carthy, 2-Sarah, 1-Emma L) – 8th
Photos from Paignton here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.499784386703321.134331.215565618458534&type=1&l=861165c1df
Sat 14th July 2012 – Port Isaac
Finally an event that wasn’t cancelled! In fact, the sun came out for a while! Pretty rough rowing conditions though:
MV (6-John O, 5-Steve B, 5-Dave, 3-Pete W, 2-Bob, 1-Sean) – 5th
MB (6-John O, 5-Scott, 4-Pete F, 3-Steve B, 2-Bob, 1-Andy) – 3rd
LB (6-Ros, 5-Kate, 4-Fiona, 3-Liz, 2-Leisa, 1-Emma M) – 4th
MA (6-Annie, 5-Pete F, 4-John O, 3-Scott, 2-Jason, 1-Andy) – 5th
LA (6-Annie, 5-Emma M, 4-Sarah, 3-Ali, 2-Ros, 1-Emma L) – 3rd
Photos from Port Isaac here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.496312713717155.133508.215565618458534&type=1&l=31c6705f8b
Sun 24th June 2012 – Helford
LB – 1st (whoop whoop!)
MB – 7th
Not sure whether anyone took any photos?
Fri 4th May to Sun 6th May – World Pilot Gig Championships
LV – 17th/59 crews
MV – 35th/64 crews
LA – 18th/125 crews
MA – 39th/120 crews
LB – 102nd/125 crews
MB – 107th/125 crews
Great weekend had by all!
Sun 18th March 2012 – Bonnet Race Rock to Wadebridge and back
LA – 1st
LB – 5th
MB – 3rd (whoop whoop!)
MA – 2nd
Overall – 2nd 72 minutes (Rock 70 minutes)