Forward by Race Organiser
Simon Murray…….
St Neots annual two day regatta is a popular event with clubs coming from all over the UK. The organisers make a special effort on the social side with bar, live music, overnight camp-ing etc., so arriving early to register for the sprint event in-volves tiptoeing around the drunken remnants of the previous days regatta.
We had brought our own entertainment in the shape of a gazebo-without-instructions so the early birds were able to watch as Paul, Sally and Daisy struggled with the components and each other to assemble it and provide our (much appreciated) shelter for the day. Well done guys!
With eleven crews entered, each with at least a heat or semi-final as well as a final in order to win, there were plenty of OTRC performances to cheer, and the results show that as a club we are well capable of holding our own at this level.
As usual, thank you to everyone who did their bit with rigging/de-rigging, helping with boating, blade carrying etc., which always makes things so much easier for the racers.
Many thanks especially to John for organising and towing the trailer and making sure we came home with the right amount of kit.
Next stop Sudbury on 5th August.

Read full report here – St Neots Regatta – July 2017

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