4th-6th May 2018
Blue skies and flat sea – pretty much the best conditions for the World Championships for quite a while!
The first race, from St Agnes, is the longest and the most spectacular – 150 boats in a line, all battling it out to make it back to the harbour. There are oar clashes and crashes aplenty at the start and finish lines. The course is approximately 2 nautical miles long.
Then comes the Nut Rock races, 1.4 nautical miles to the finish line at the harbour. Crews are put into heats of 12 boats and have the chance to move up or down over the next races. The first two go up to the next heat, and the last two move down to the next heat. Bristol crews all did well with none moving down, either maintaining their heat, or moving up.
The first races on Sunday morning were cancelled due to fog. So it was all to play for in the final race on the Sunday afternoon. Full results and crew pictures below:
Women’s A Isambard Crew – 19th
Cox:Tony Halliday, 6 Bry Halliday, 5 Lucy Rawe, 4 Nicki Britton, 3 Hayla Blacknell, 2 Caroline Liddell, 1 Kate Lewis
Men’s A: Messack Crew – 7th
Cox:Sarah Murray, 6 Will Best, 5 Gaz Egerton, 4 Shaun Austin, 3 Tony Westhead, 2 Ben Boudier, 1 Alex Copsley
Women’s B Young Bristol Crew – 65th
Cox: Tig, 6 Jen Cox, 5 Andrea Jeffrey 4 Sarah Venn, 3 Emily Highfield, 2 Anna Traylor, 1 Lydia Henderson
Men’s B: Young Bristol Crew – 25th winner of C HEAT
Cox:Jo Murray, 6 Andy ‘Tig’ Marshall, 5 Rob Armstrong, 4 Mike Pennock, 3 Dan Bohin, 2 James Hellman, 1 Matt Casey
Women’s C Rhos Crew – 70th
Cox:Tony Westhead, 6 Lesley Trussler, 5 Hannah Sibley, 4 Lucy Heartfield, 3 Claire Teasdale, 2 Vicky Linter, 1 Jacqui Oakley
Men’s C: Isambard Crew – 63rd
Cox: Lydia Henderson, 6 Chris Hartnett, 5 Toby Hammond, 4 Andrew McPherson, 3 Dave Bryant, 2 Orlando, 1 Peter Golding
Men’s D: Ryder Crew – 68th
Cox: Hayla Blacknell, 6 Guy Osborne, 5 James Hector, 4 Matt Randell, 3 Tim Edwards, 2 Paul Ville, 1 Arni Millar
Vets Results Friday 4th May