The winds in the forecast for 3 March were frightening a few days before due to approaching
Storm Freya. But the winds mostly missed us during the day and on the Sunday it was
generally calm(Ish). Temperatures were not at the preceding weekend’s record February
highs, so coxes and the launch driver got a bit cold! But good conditions for racing,
even for the more novice crews.
Thanks to everyone at Tyne ARC for putting on a great event despite the uncertainty
about the weather. Results are downloadable below. Please also see a photo of the
new trophies kindly crafted in Laburnum by Stewart Allan from Durham. Beautiful!
Honours went to Tyne ARC in both Open and Women's leagues. ChicoTyne won 4 races
out of 4 to get the maximum 8 points in the Open, and Tynequila 3 out of 3 for 6
points in the Women's. Close Encounters (DUR) and Tynemouth Buoys (TYM) shared second
place in the Open on 7 points, and Tynemouth Gulls (TYM) were runners-up in the Women's
on 5 points.
Sunday League - Round 1 - Tyne ARC - 3 March 2019
New trophies by Stewart Allan (click for larger version - worth it)
Info and timings
This was a Splash and Dash sculling event based at Tyne ARC at Newburn. As usual
Racing starts 12:00
End of racing no later than 16:00
Click on the image below for a larger jpeg or here for a pdf version. Please note
the result for the F crew against the B crew is the wrong way round (just alerted).
Will redo the table asap this week. Some photos are here on Facebook from Colin L.