The weather was great with the sun out much of the time and a threatened breeze was
hardly noticeable. The Friday night Met Office forecast for race day had said winds
at 12 mph gusting up to 20 mph from the north, temp 16°C, sun or light cloud, low
chance of rain, so pretty accurate except for the wind.
Timings were as usual :
Registration from 11:00
Issuing of numbers at 11:30
Racing started: 12:20
Racing ended about 3.15pm, so thanks to very efficient organisation (and low wind).
The event on 6 August saw five women’s teams and six open teams in some excellent
rowing, with a number of near photo finishes. We had a clear four out of four wins
by Hexquisite in the women’s but in open only two three out of fours. The results
from Cambois are available as a pdf or a large jpg by clicking on the first image
Looking at the bigger picture, the overall league table after this round is here
as a pdf or as a large jpg by clicking on the second image below. We now have two
clear table toppers in each category. In the women’s category Tarnettes have pulled
clear of Tarc-ing Heads, having had three wins against Tyne’s two. Tyne lost their
other two races both in the last few yards, and were disappointed to have come so
close to leading overall.
In the open category, we also have a clear leader now, but with two teams second
equal. Berwick Expedition Crew are in front on 20 points, just ahead of Tynemouth
Seals (whom they raced and beat) and Hextraordinary both on 19. Newcomers Cambois
Cavalry won one race and pulled ahead of Tarntastic who have not returned since Round
1 at Tyne.