The boats in the Traditional Division of the Carrow Cup were racing for the Carrow Bi-Centinary Silver Bowl, which was given last year by The Norwich Society and River Wensum Partnership.
It was won again by the Lower Thames RC in their Hanningfield hybrid skiff. A beautiful day with flat water meant that sea boats like ours were not in with a chance overall so amongst CRABlakeney members the real tension was in the head-to-head between our two boats – Hoi Larntan rowed by the women and Bluejacket rowed by the men.
As you may have heard mentioned (endlessly?) the women beat the men with a time of 19mins 02secs to their 19:49. Perhaps a small consolation for the men was the fact that the race time (before applying handicap) was in their favour (23:34 v 25:09)……………but then again it was the FIRST outing as a crew for the women.
Something to discuss over the winter, starting at the AGM on Thursday 11th December.
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Carrow Cup 2014 Finishing order and corrected times
Name Club boat boat name Elapsed time Corrected
137 Alder Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Dauntless 00:19:42 00:17:37
129 Edwards Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Spirit of Dunkirk 00:22:28 00:18:05
134 White Southend CRC Seax gig Rozinante 00:22:07 00:18:19
126 Burley Lower Thames RC Skiff Renown 00:24:49 00:18:26
136 Sverdloff Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Spirit of Trafalgar 00:20:40 00:18:29
127 Marczewski CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Hoi Larntan 00:25:09 00:19:02
133 Combe CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Bluejacket 00:23:34 00:19:49
135 Hodge Norfolk Skiff Club Thames skiff 26′ Cherub 00:22:23 00:19:53
130 Jackson-Smith Lower Thames RC Hanningfield Hybrid gig Proud Mary 00:24:56 00:20:04
161 Williams Norfolk gig Pilot gig Sowenna 00:21:59 00:20:14
132 Paice Lower Thames RC Skiff Leigh Ho 00:24:50 00:20:34
128 Cranness Norfolk Skiff Club skiff 20′ Widgeon 00:29:37 00:24:05
125 Irons Carrow YC skiff 16′ 1X+ 00:37:09 00:24:51
131 Sassoon Norfolk Skiff Club Thames skiff 20’10” Seraph 00:33:52 00:27:56