Carrow Cup December 2013

Hoi Larntan recently took part in the Carrow Cup on the River Wensum in Norwich.  This is the 200th running of this event and it is the second oldest race in England behind the Doggett’s Coat and Badge.  This year there was a new trophy donated by the Norwich Society for the fastest Traditional Boat on handicap.

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The race starts at Pulls Ferry, is 4000 metres long, and ends at the Thorpe Railway Bridge.  Boats depart at 20 second intervals and are timed and then placed according to handicapping figures based on those used in the Great River Race.

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This year there were 15 entries in the Traditional Boat division (one scratched shortly before the event, possibly due to Christmas shopping) and the event was won by a crew from the Lower Thames Rowing Club in their Hanningfield hybrid gig 4+.

Hoi Larntan finished a creditable eighth position, beating two Cornish Pilot Gigs.

In 2014 we expect to at least have double the number of St Ayles Skiffs taking part – largely because we are building a second boat!  However,  Team Guella at Wells-next-the-Sea have started on their two kits and the Kings Lynn Coastal Rowing Club have advanced plans so we are hopeful of more local racing next year.

Results

Boat type Classes Handicap hh:mm:ss hh:mm:ss hh:mm:ss hh:mm:ss
Time Taken with Handicap crct’d Start time Finish time Elapsed time Corrected Time
Hanningfield hybrid gig 4+ 00:17:29 TR 0.89 03:20:58 03:40:37 00:19:39 00:17:29
Hanningfield hybrid gig 4+ 00:17:33 TR 0.85 03:17:01 03:37:46 00:20:45 00:17:33
Hanningfield hybrid gig 4+ 00:18:26 TR 0.89 03:20:11 03:40:54 00:20:43 00:18:26
Hanningfield skiff 2,1X+ 00:19:01 TR 0.77 03:14:56 03:39:47 00:24:51 00:19:01
Solent Galley 4+ 00:19:14 T 0.94 03:22:14 03:42:42 00:20:28 00:19:14
Thames double skiff 26′ 2X+ 00:19:34 T 0.88 03:18:59 03:41:13 00:22:14 00:19:34
Solent Galley 4+ 00:19:41 T 0.89 03:17:34 03:39:41 00:22:07 00:19:41
St Ayles skiff 00:19:57 T 0.82 03:16:07 03:40:28 00:24:21 00:19:57
Cornish Pilot Gig 00:20:34 T 0.94 03:23:47 03:45:40 00:21:53 00:20:34
Cornish Pilot Gig 00:20:46 T 0.94 03:22:52 03:44:58 00:22:06 00:20:46
Hanningfield skiff 3X+ 00:21:51 TR 0.85 03:18:19 03:44:01 00:25:42 00:21:51
Faering 15′ 3″ 2X+ 00:23:12 T 0.66 03:09:50 03:45:14 00:35:24 00:23:12
Double skiff 20′ 2X+ 00:24:18 T 0.80 03:14:56 03:45:19 00:30:23 00:24:18
Yole 00:28:41 O 0.98 03:24:16 03:53:32 00:29:16 00:28:41
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