Sunday, 13 December 2015

Carrow Cup 2015 Results



Cold, wet and horrible were the conditions for the Carrow Cup event in Norwich on Saturday 12th December. Despite the weather 11 traditional boats mustered on the start line in the centre of Norwich  ready to compete in a 3200 metre race over a course which has been the scene of rowing competitions for more than 200 years.

Crews from Lower Thames RC, Southend RC, Blakeney CRA, King's Lynn CRC and Norfolk Skiff Club had answered the invitation of Norwich Rowing Club and brought a variety of boats to the River Wensum. Because of the diversity of boats and crews, the race for the Bicentenary Bowl is a handicapped event. Smaller boats getting a time advantage, but all must have fixed seats and no outriggers.

Once again Lower Thames swept the board, with the ladies in their new Celtic Longboat setting a blistering time, which could only be matched by the Lower Thames men in their Spirit Gig Dauntless. However, in this race, the ladies get a 10% time advantage, which was quite sufficient to give them a lead of more than a minute on corrected time.

In the St Ayles Skiff race, the Blakeney men overturned last year's victory by Blakeney ladies, who were beaten by just one second on corrected time by King's Lynn in Lynn Rewet. This was the first time that King's Lynn had attended this event, but their visit will be remembered for their traditional yellow oilskin rig and accompanying flock of seagulls.


After the race the crews enjoyed the hospitality of Norwich Rowing Club at their new Whitlingham headquarters. Jonathan Hooton, chairman of the Norwich Society, presented the Bicentenary Bowl to the Lower Thames ladies and an engraved plaque to the 2014 winning crew, also from Lower Thames. Jonathan explained that The Society's support for this event was part of a plan to breath new life into riverside Norwich. The city had turned its back on the river, which had been the reason for its existence and the centre of activity in earlier centuries.

Nigel Kippin, captain of Norwich Rowing Club, thanked all who had made the event such a success and invited everyone to return next year.

RESULTS


Start Cox Club Boat type Boat Name Elapsed  Corrected
No. Time Time
1 28 Jackson-Smith Lower Thames RC Celtic longboat Victory F 00:21:34 00:18:14
2 26 Gaze Lower Thames RC Randan Skiff Hornet M 00:23:22 00:19:22
3 25 Alder Lower Thames RC Skiff Leigh Ho M 00:23:28 00:19:27
4 26 Chinnery Lower Thames RC Spirit gig Dauntless M 00:20:58 00:19:27
5 27 Southend CRC Seax Gig Rozinante M 00:21:50 00:20:52
6 27 Budds Lower Thames RC Spirit gig Spirit of Dunkirk F 00:25:51 00:21:35
7 29 Combe CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Bluejacket M 00:25:02 00:21:51
8 30 Therrien Lower Thames RC Spirit gig Spirit of Trafalgar M 00:23:55 00:22:12
9 31 Hodge Norfolk Skiff Club Thames skiff 26' Cherub M 00:24:47 00:22:36
10 32 Kings Lynn CRC St Ayles skiff Lynn Rewet M 00:27:07 00:23:40
11 24 Duffill CRA Blakeney St Ayles skiff Hoi Larntan F 00:30:08 00:23:41

Monday, 7 December 2015

Carrow Cup 2015

Unseasonably warm weather, but The Carrow Cup is here again. This year on 12th December. For the fifth year Norwich Rowing Club has invited traditional boats to the event and the traditional rowers now have their own division. The first boat will start from Pull's Ferry at 11.30, with the next boat 20 seconds later. The slower boats start first, so if the handicapper has done his sums right, all boats should converge as they approach the finishing line at Whitlingham.

Lower Thames Rowing Club will be attending in force in the hope of retaining the Carrow Cup Bi-centenary trophy, but there will be competition from an expanding fleet of St Ayles Skiffs from Blakeney and King's Lynn, together with local skiffs from Norfolk Skiff Club.

Follow the link for the provisional starting order: https://www.dropbox.com/s/g8axuryo9bjeoi5/Carrow%20Cup%202015%20Starting%20Order%20%28Provisional%29.xlsx?dl=0

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Skiffs visit the Broads



Skiffs from the Thames and Holland visit the Broads. 

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.