Sunday, 7 December 2014

Carrow Cup Traditional Boats REVISED results

Dear Carrow Cup competitors. I, your handicapper humbly beg your pardons for making an error in the handicaps. The revised result is below.


Carrow Cup 2014 Finishing order and corrected times Elapsed time Corrected 
FINAL
actual time 
Name Club boat boat name
137 Alder Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Dauntless 00:19:42 00:17:37
129 Edwards Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Spirit of Dunkirk 00:22:28 00:18:05
134 White Southend CRC Seax gig Rozinante 00:22:07 00:18:19
126 Burley Lower Thames RC Skiff Renown 00:24:49 00:18:26
136 Sverdloff Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Spirit of Trafalgar 00:20:40 00:18:29
127 Marczewski CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Hoi Larntan 00:25:09 00:19:02
133 Combe CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Bluejacket 00:23:34 00:19:49
135 Hodge Norfolk Skiff Club Thames skiff 26' Cherub 00:22:23 00:19:53
130 Jackson-Smith Lower Thames RC Hanningfield Hybrid gig Proud Mary 00:24:56 00:20:04
161 Williams Norfolk gig Pilot gig Sowenna 00:21:59 00:20:14
132 Paice Lower Thames RC Skiff Leigh Ho 00:24:50 00:20:34
128 Cranness Norfolk Skiff Club skiff 20' Widgeon 00:29:37 00:24:05
125 Irons Carrow YC skiff 16' 1X+ 00:37:09 00:24:51
131 Sassoon Norfolk Skiff Club Thames skiff 20'10" Seraph 00:33:52 00:27:56

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Carrow Cup 2014 Results (Traditional Boats)


Carrow Cup 2014 (Traditional boats) results
Club Boat type Boat name Crew Elapsed  Corrected
M/F time time
137 Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Dauntless M 00:19:42 00:17:50
129 Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Spirit of Dunkirk F 00:22:28 00:18:18
126 Lower Thames RC Skiff Renown F 00:24:49 00:18:30
134 Southend CRC Seax gig Rozinante F 00:22:07 00:18:41
136 Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Spirit of Trafalgar M 00:20:40 00:18:42
127 CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Hoi Larntan F 00:25:09 00:19:06
133 CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Bluejacket M 00:23:34 00:19:53
135 Norfolk Skiff Club Thames skiff 26' Cherub M 00:22:23 00:19:58
130 Lower Thames RC Hanningfield Hybrid gig Proud Mary F 00:24:56 00:20:18
132 Lower Thames RC Skiff Leigh Ho M 00:24:50 00:20:34
161 Norfolk gig Pilot gig Sowenna Mx 00:21:59 00:20:46
128 Norfolk Skiff Club skiff 20' Widgeon M 00:29:37 00:24:05
125 Carrow YC skiff 16' 1X+ M 00:37:09 00:24:51
131 Norfolk Skiff Club Thames skiff 20'10" Seraph M 00:33:52 00:27:56


14 traditional boats mustered at Pull's Ferry in the centre of Norwich to compete for the Carrow Bi-centenary Bowl. In glorious sunshine and little wind the crews started in handicap order, with the slowest boats starting first.

Once again Lower Thames Rowing Club took the trophy.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Carrow Cup latest



Thirteen crews will come under starter's orders in the "traditional" division of the Carrow Cup rowing race in Norwich at 11.30 on Saturday 6th December. The race, now in its 201st year, starts at Pull's Ferry in the centre of Norwich and is raced over the traditional course to Whitlingham.

Both large and small boats will race against each other on handicap, with the slowest starting first. The winner will be the crew completing the course in the fastest corrected time. (Corrected Time = Elapsed Time x Handicap)


Club boat boat name H'cap Start time
Carrow YC skiff 16' 1X+ 0.669 11:30:00
Lower Thames RC Skiff Renown 0.745 11:33:00
CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Hoi Larntan 0.760 11:33:20
Norfolk Skiff Club skiff 20' Widgeon 0.813 11:34:40
Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Spirit of Dunkirk 0.815 11:35:00
Lower Thames RC Hanningfield Hybrid gig Proud Mary 0.815 11:35:20
Norfolk Skiff Club Thames skiff 20'10" Seraph 0.825 11:35:40
Lower Thames RC Skiff Leigh Ho 0.828 11:36:00
CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Bluejacket 0.844 11:36:40
Southend CRC Seax gig Rozinante 0.845 11:37:00
Norfolk Skiff Club Thames skiff 26' Cherub 0.892 11:38:00
Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Spirit of Trafalgar 0.905 11:38:40
Lower Thames RC Hanningfield hybrid gig Dauntless 0.905 11:39:00

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Carrow Cup 2014 start times

Here are the start times for the Carrow Cup Rowing Festival  on Saturday 6th December 2014.
For the full programme please see the Norwich Rowing Club website.

9.30 Division 1 (Short)
9.45 Division 1 (Long)

11.30 Division 2 for traditional craft under handicap times. (Long course from Pull's Ferry to Broadland Boat Club)

1.30 Division 3 (Long course)

Entries to Nigel Kippin, C/O Carrow Cup Entries, 55 Bracondale, Norwich NR1 2AT, or by phone 07833 453103.

If you will be entering a traditional boat please include a description of the boat and details of the crew so that we can derive a handicap time.


Friday, 31 October 2014

Carrow Cup 6th December 2014

It's that time of year again and rowers thoughts turn to the Carrow Cup, the annual rowing race, which starts in the centre of Norwich within sight of the cathedral. Once again Norwich Rowing Club has invited "traditional" boats to take part and their crews will be racing for the Bi-Centinary Silver Bowl, which was given last year by The Norwich Society and River Wensum Partnership.

Lower Thames Rowing Club, last year's winners, will be bringing 6 boats to compete with the St Ayles Skiffs of CRA Blakeney, skiffs from Norfolk Skiff Club, Solent Galley from Langstone Cutters RC, Norfolk based Cornish pilot gigs and a variety of other boats from far and near.

The race starts at Pull's Ferry near Bishop Bridge in the centre of Norwich and follows the course of the river Wensum to finish at Whitlingham, a distance of 2700 metres.

A unique handicap system allows different types of boat and both men's and women's crews to race against each other. The race is run as a time trial, with the slowest boats starting first. All being well the slower boats will be clear of the narrow part of the river before being overtaken. No overtaking is allowed in the first 1000 metres.

For more information please follow the links above, or post a comment.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Ice Cream Cruise

How do they do it? Once again the sun shone on the Norfolk Skiff Club monthly outing. This time the rendezvous was at Coldham Hall, Surlingham on the river Yare and the hardy perennials of the Norfolk rowing fraternity were joined by some fresh young blooms.

As usual the tide was out at Blakeney, so the CRAB St Ayles Skiff Hoi Larntan joined the flotilla manned and womanned by a crack crew, prepared, for once, to abandon the salty spume for the tranquility of the Broads.



















Stalwart Jumping Jenny, crewed by Frances and Jeremy made the voyage from Brundall and the veteran Cherub, with matching crew made up the trio.


















Thanks to the kindness of the members of Coldham Hall Sailing Club, two boats launched from the club slipway making a trip of oh 50 yards necessary before the lunch stop at Coldham Hall Tavern. However, we were not here only for the beer, so a little exploration of the river and Bargate Broad occupied the pre-lunch interval.

Selecting a long picnic bench in the pub garden and rejecting those with a tendency to list to port, 9 skiffers enjoyed lunch from Natalie's kitchen at the Tavern. Regaled with pork baguettes and Woodforde's bitter, the skiffers, once again, boarded their craft (with difficulty because of the low tide) and made their way up river. Beyond the acres of GRP with undignified names moored to the Brundall shore, the banks were densely clothed with trees in their spring foliage. Almost hidden on the southern bank is the entrance to Surlingham Broad.

With a sense that we were entering waters little frequented by today's trippers, the crews rowed on, which is why the chance encounter with a floating ice-cream seller came as a surprise.


















But, this was an opportunity not to be missed and soon it was ice-creams all round. Now clutching ice-creams and rowing one handed the flotilla penetrated the remote and reedy Surlingham Broad, until we could go no further.

Then, back across Bargate Broad, with the rotting frames of long sunk wherries showing above the water, the two remaining boats returned to CHSC and the road home.

A grand day out, was the consensus view.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Three Cheers for King George l



Well it's not every day that I'm invited to row in an 18 strong crew, so the chance to row the Queen's Row Barge Gloriana in a re-enactment of George l arriving at Hampton Court was irresistible. Follow the link for a short slideshow of the event.

My next outing will probably feel like an anticlimax, but I can always wear the Gloriana shirt.

Adrian