Most of our team were racing on the 4.5 mile course. Libby and Kayleigh paddled together in the Division 9 doubles race and won silver. A good start kept them in the lead to the first turn and although a minor mishap here saw them finish in second, they were very happy with their performance as they had never crewed a boat together before!
Ewan & Arthur entered the Division 8 doubles race (paddling up) where they came in hard on the heels of Jacque & Dave, who won bronze.
The best singles result of the day came from Tom B, who won the Div 7 race in a close finish.
The new members of the team - John, Tamzin and Miller, all successfully finished the race. John did especially well, sprinting across the line in a dramatic photo finish with a Chelmsford paddler to take joint 5th place.
8 miles, 2 portages
Div 4: Joe Fitzpatrick & Eddie Kirtland 1st (1:05:22), Mark Adams & Kerstin Queeney 5th (1:08:58)
Div 8: David Cayford & Jacqueline Cayford 3rd (42:18), Ewan Gowing & Arthur Catmur 4th (42:27)
Div 9: Kayleigh Gaulton & Libby Gaulton 2nd (42:59), Jasper Kirtland & Finlay Sandall 4th (48:57)
Div 7: Tom Barton 1st (40:32), Jack Gaulton 6th (42:44), Jaroslav Klumpler 7th (42:51)
Div 8: Petr Luksan 11th (45:53)
Div 9: John Catmur 5th (46:55), Karen Bradley 7th (47:53), Miller Kitchener 13th (53:28), Tamzin Catmur 14th (54:20)
Under 14s (Geoff Sanders)
Div B: Rupert Kirtland 6th (22:52), Oliver Klumpler 7th (24:41)
Div C: Emilie Klumpler 6th (28:13)