A few FMPGC veterans decided to try their hand at 15ft skiff racing at Stithians reservoir on Sunday. It turned out to be a gloriously sunny day, packed with a full schedule of racing in various configurations including mixed oar, single rower with paddles, and three-up (randan) with mens and ladies heats, semi-final and final. So in all, a high number of races to watch and take part in, which is one of the big differences to racing gigs.
Despite limited practice (one evening outing should do it we thought…) we came through the heats to the semis, winning some of the heats by a good margin. Smudger even made the podium with a third in the mixed oar.
Taking part were: Frances, Andy, Smudger, Colin, Barry, Madeleine, Steve & Mike.
Thanks to Penny and Sally for being part of the organising crew.