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Int. Canoe Nationals at Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club Preview

by Gareth Caldwell 4 Aug 2012 07:18 BST 4-7 August 2012

Competitors arrived steadily at the Mount Batten centre, Plymouth since early this morning. A strong fleet of both AC and IC canoes look set to do battle on what promises to be a windy weekend.

Boats rigged in sunshine in the lee of the convenient mount persuaded some of the fleet to venture out to check boat set up and all returned to adjust/repair/confirm that it WAS pretty windy!

Thanks must go to Ullman Sails who, at very limited notice (ie none!), are performing a next day repair service on Steve (seasick) Bowen's mainsail as he proved that the Welsh can't walk on water and disappeared through the mainsail's window.

If the wind stays strong, Steve is certainly in with a shout of first place... but the German contingent are on their way!

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