Worlds Day 6


A craking final day of racing with clear sunshine and a wind screaming straight down the course giving us white horses in true coastal rowing style. Crews had to pull just to stay on the start line, and then haul away hard on the bouncy racecourse to get to their turning mark. Turns were tighter than in mild conditions, as bows were whipped round by the wind. Well drilled crews with experience of this sort of condition managed to catch some of the waves and surf on them for a few stroked, jumping up the positions on the return leg.

Congratulatoins to all the crews who took on the conditions, and to the coxes especially, who were commended by the chief umpire for their skill. Thank you to all those on the beach who helped the crews in and out, often getting completely soaked in the process. Full results of all races can be found on Webscorer (search “Webscorer skiffieworlds 2019” together with the heat, repechage or final that you are looking for).

Open Mixed A, won by North Berwick, with a photo finish between Dundrum (second) and Eastern (third).

Under 17 Girls did a tremendous job, and deserve praise and recognition for braving the course, so well done Deveron, Carrick and Stranraer for getting out there even although you did not get a medal. Third place went to Strangford, second to Eastern, with Dundrum taking the gold.

In the Under 19 Mixed FOCCR won a bronze medal and Ullapool got the Silver. Gold went to Woudrichem, one of the visiting Dutch clubs.

Open Mixed B had heat, repechage and final all on the same day. A tough schedule for some of the competitors, especially given the conditions. In the final Strangford romped away, with the biggest winning margin of the week…. 34 seconds. Broughty Ferry were second and Avoch were third. Click here for full results of the final.

Congratulations to Dundrum who won the points competition, based on a clubs best six results over the course of the week. Woudrichem, fifth equal overall in the points table, were rewarded with an extremely special prize as best overseas club.

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