Everyone we have spoken to says “What an enthusiastic and happy evening” and we are writing to say a big thank you to everyone who made this such a huge success - in particular -
Racing Tiger Boats requires a quick start, teamwork, coordination and some hard graft - Various levels of all of these were achieved! As the evening went on the races became more and more skilled and competitive with lots of happy cheering. 9 races were packed into a hectic 90 minutes of enthusiastic, non-stop racing.
The heats were all close with the two fastest teams going through to the final - a young team from Nelson Thomlinson Canoe Club and a composite team (made up on the night) from Copeland and Lakeland Canoe Clubs. There was a dramatic crash in the final - thankfully only a minor bump which did not affect the result, so Nelson Thomlinson was declared a clear winner.
Lisa Price of the Marina presented Nelson Thomlinson School Canoe Club with the Jim Wilson trophy and thanked everyone for making it such a happy, enthusiastic event.
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Best wishes and happy paddling in the summer ahead!
Peter Knowles and Alan Ashby for WCCC and Cumbria Canoeists.
Pictures from some of our adventures