Nottingham June Regatta and bikini weather

What is wrong? Three consecutive regattas now it’s been bikini weather! 24° by Sunday afternoon and a just a light puff of a tailwind.

It was Thomas Perkins first regatta and first time in a boat with Pennine’s Jack Civico. A great performance – they were in finals for both 200m and 500m, gaining 2nd for the latter. Thomas also showed great competence in his K1.

Thomas goes all out in K2 with Pennine's Jack Civico
Thomas goes all out in K2 with Pennine’s Jack Civico

Kat Burbeck and Imogen Collins were both competing for medals in the Senior Women’s Open and Women U23 respectively and racing K2 together. Pretty tough competition, but both were in finals for all races and only just missed out on medals: 5th place with sub 2 mins for 500m K2, and Kat gained 4th in K1 1000m. Indeed, our DW champ managed PBs in all her races.

What colour coordination from the terrific Senior Women K2
What colour coordination from the terrific Senior Women K2

Fred lost his K2 partner last minute to examitus, so he spent all Saturday in the Scottish camp, racing K2s and K4s. First race K2 200m – whoa! – they stormed it, winning it by two boat lengths. 500m K2 was also a great race to watch – sheer grit and determination gained them 3rd place. Good to see Fred back in a K4 too – it’s been a while and he can’t have been too shabby (“it didn’t run too badly” said their rather dour coach) as he’s been asked to join them next regatta, too. Sunday was serious K1 day. Highlight was his favourite 200m Boys A/B and getting into Final A.

Fred lining up for his favourite K1 200m
Fred lining up for his favourite K1 200m

July Regatta is round the corner, so get your name up fast! Deadline for sign up is this Sunday 12th June.

If you think your sprint racing is a bit rusty, look out on Facebook for some sprint training sessions Immi and Kat plan to put on to sharpen you up.

Make sure you keep Interclubs regatta weekend free – 3rd/4th September. We need you!