Danny Beazley, paddling for Bishops Stortford, was partnered by James Smythe (Leaside CC), in the last race of the Waterside Series yesterday. The race covered 34 miles from Devizes to Newbury with 35 portages. The pair made their fourth successive win in the Vet K2 class with a time of 4:42:18. As well as finishing first out the 25 boats in this class, Danny & James were also the third fastest out of all the K2s. They of course won the series trophy for Vet K2 with a total time of 11:54:02. Everything is looking good for their participation in the 125-mile DW at Easter!
Other club members participating were the new Mixed K2 crew of Octavia Abbott and Chris Sze. Unfortunately they were one of the three crews that had to retire from this class.