Upton recorded two good wins at Evesham yesterday.
The MasC men’s quad of Maurice, Stuart, Adam and Keith overcame an enormous handicap to beat a Bewdley MasE crew. They started a full 16 seconds down and it took them most of the 1000m course to get back within range, but in the closing stages they stormed past impressively and won by two lengths.
In WMasE 2x, Jo and Linda had a ding-dong battle with a Llandaff crew all the way down the course, but seemed just unable to get ahead of them and that is how the two crews crossed the finish line. After an hour of contemplating what might have been, they were astonished to discover that the finishing judge’s verdict (which had never been announced) had been awarded to them by three feet. What they hadn’t fully realised was that the finish line is staggered significantly in favour of … Continue reading
Thanks for taking part today. Great conditions and some good racing. Many thanks also to the timekeepers Dave, Bruce, Sandra and Ian.
Ron may have some photos of the action.
Here are the results before and after (old?) George’s fudge factors:
Handicap adjustments Crew Boat Time Basic Ranking Boat Sex Age Adjusted time Adjusted ranking Helen + 3 girl juniors, Peter cox w 4x+ 00:27:34 5 0.943 0.909 1.000 00:23:38 5 George & Andrew MasB 2x 00:20:47 3 0.901 1.000 0.989 00:18:31 3 Jeremy & Malcolm MasG 2x 00:24:25 4 0.901 1.000 0.903 00:19:52 4 Julian MasE 1x 00:18:02 1 0.826 1.000 0.943 00:14:03 1 Dan, Andy, James, Chris, Matt, Stuart, Maurice, Jon, Johnny cox MasC8+ 00:18:05 2 1.000 1.000 0.975 00:17:38 2
Overall no change in the rankings, but George did really well in the double in his first race. After handicap Julian was a clear and deserving winner.
The next and final head is Sunday 27th March which is Easter Sunday. Hopefully we will have a big club turnout, and for added excitement we are also expecting some crews from Monmouth to visit!