Wind prevented the use of race boats – and races, but the directionally stable sea kayaks, touring boats and junior master lite kayaks proved ideal for practising the use of wing paddles as we charged through the white horses. The K2 Baracuda proved ideal for the conditions with Ben and Daniel charging frantically up and down the dock - usually in sinc.
The afternoon races were cancelled but 7 paddlers did complete the 500m time trial on the slightly sheltered side of the dock.
The results – below – set a personal time for individuals to use to measure their own improvement over time and the effect of using different boats.
Many thanks to the members who turned out to help on the water and on shore – life would not be the same without your willing hands.
( next race training day Sunday 25th August.
Next marathons 22nd Sept. Lancaster canal and 6th Oct Macclesfield )"
500 m time trial results
Ben + Daniel K2 Barcuda 3min 40 sec
Evie Master Lite 4min 08 sec
James Charlston 3min 06 sec
Tiegan Master Lite 5min 32 sec
Eviemae Master Lite 5min 37 sec
Michelle Charlston 3 min 45 sec