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International Canoe Week at Stone Sailing Club - Day 1

by G Caldwell 26 Jun 2018 12:16 BST 25 June 2018


....well, Stone sailing club on the river Blackwater to be precise! A healthy turn out of a dozen ICs attended the fist day of Canoe Week, a prelude to the IC Nationals that start on Thursday. The week is run with an emphasis on handicap racing for the different designs of IC, with the new boats attending hoping to provide the 'Breakthru' in design.

Waiting for the 'Hammer to Fall' at the 2pm start, the positive 'Body Language' was evident from the off by Mike Fenwick who was 'Dead on Time' in nailing the favoured end.

The fleet enjoyed the F2 sea breeze, and Robin Wood showed his 'Staying Power' half way through the race by finding 'A Kind of Magic'; behaving like 'An Invisible Man' by emerging near the front of the fleet and muttering 'Don't Stop Me Now'.

With Mike and Robin now neck and neck, the outcome was certainly 'In The Lap of the Gods'.....the seaweed gods!

With only one race to be sailed each day the fleet decided that 'It's a Beautiful Day' and retired to the beer garden.....'Lazing on a Sun(Mon)day Afternoon'.

Day 1 Canoe Week Top Five:

1. R Wood
2. M Fenwick
3. G Caldwell
4. T Marston
5. J Ellis

Thank you to our OD Wendy Robinson, and to Freddie.

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