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Lakeland Canoe Club

Jim Wilson Tiger Boat Race


Event details

  1. Event co-ordinator: Sally Soady (LCC team only!)
  2. Trip leader(s): N/A - organised by West Cumbria Canoe Club
  3. Trip type: flat water / social
  4. Level of ability: Beginner / improver
  5. Date: 26th April
  6. Venue: Derwentwater Marina, CA12 5RF
  7. Meet location / time:
  8. Meet to share lifts at: would be good to share lifts, esp as no boats involved. 
  9. Anything else 

Notes taken from West Cumbria Canoe Club website
Tiger Boats are like Dragon Boats but are slightly more stable. They take a crew of 10 paddlers (more or less) plus a helm and a drummer. Derwentwater Marina is kindly loaning us their two boats and we will be running a series of short sprint races to find the top winning crew. The Marina is also kindly donating a Tiger Boat Trophy.

Each crew has two races head to head against other crews and then the fastest two crews race in the final. These races happen in quick succession and we aim to finish for prize giving at 8.00.p.m. 

We invite you to make up a team ahead of time, or just come along and join a scratch crew when you arrive on the night. For insurance purposes all crew members need to be club members. Crews should have a mix of sexes and juniors - this is a free, fun event and we may handicap any teams who look too serious!

Rain or shine, we will have a BBQ running at the same time as the races with quality food and hot / cold drinks provided at very reasonable prices - a choice of Thomason's steak, sausage, or veggie sausage all in a bap. 
We hope the evening is going to be warm and tropical - but if not, we will have some cover from gazebos.

RSVP at least 2 days before the event

Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to trip only.

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