Racing started at 12:00 (crews in letter order, women first)
Racing ended by 15:30
Instructions for the various skills (see map also):
Square blades from the start to first buoy on north side of the river
Rigger dips: STOP. 10 rigger dips at the buoy (1 rigger dip = both sides being dipped)
After rigger dips, race to the cottage (feathered blades)
STOP. 450 deg turn at the cottage (360 deg turn plus another 90 deg to point across
Row towards the south bank so as to be 1 clear boat length beyond the buoy in the
middle of the river, then back down and cox to touch the buoy
Row on to the south side of river, STOP, and do blade swap (bow and stroke to swap
Turn if not done so already to head downstream and row on to next marshall station
STOP. 10 x Roll-ups, i.e. start each one with blades squared and buried at back stops,
tap down, feather, up the slide as normal with a square at some point till at front
stops (or pretty close to it), drop the blade right in the water as in a normal catch
but don't take the stroke, return to backstops with blades off the water and repeat
Race to finish
At finish, emergency STOP at sound of the air horn (timing will continue until boat
comes to a halt).
Click on the image below for larger jpg version of the skills map.
Last updated on 01-10-23.
Crews, helpers and officials on the steps at Hexham on 1 October 23
Hexham RC’s second Sunday League Skills event
This was the second year in a row that Hexham RC ran skills event for us. The map
and list of skills below give a good idea of what was demanded of crews (and coxes).
Some fared better than others!
Results on the day and overall for the series
We had four Women’s crews and seven Open crews. The times and results are in the
table here as pdf or as a jpg (or click on the image just below for the latter).
Go to the 2023 series home page for the resulting overall series results with winners.
The overall Women’s winner was Tarnettes and for the Open category, Berwick Expedition