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Devizes to Westminster race – 2017

This Easter weekend 8 intrepid Hamptoneers will be competing in the Devizes to Westminster canoe and kayak race (DW).

Barnet, Jenny, Peter and late entrant Mike will be racing K1’s in the 4 day race, together with Dan and John in a K2.

Tony and Richard are racing in the non-stop event in a C2.

See below for details on their boat numbers to track them online.

Singles and Endeavour (starts Friday 14th and finishes Monday 17th)

Peter Loy – Viper 51, race number 736

Mike (Peter) Channon – Viper 51, race number 774

Jenny John Chuan – Viper 55, race number 737

Dan / John – Rorqual, race number 611

Barnet – own boat, race number 754

  Non-stop Doubles (starts on Saturday 15th and finishes Sunday 16th)

Tony and Richard – own canoe, race number 332

All crews will have trackers which can be followed on the DW website (tracking pages now live)  http://www.dwrace.org.uk/ . There are separate links for mobile devices.

Below are provisional timings we are using for the support crew when the first K1’s (Peter/Mike) will be coming through.

The non-stop paddlers will pass by Hampton early on Sunday morning (approx 8:30am but check progress on the tracker)  to make the high tide at Teddington.

 

Day Location Provisional Times
Day 1
Friday
14th April
Devizes to Newbury  
Wotton Rivers 09.45
Crofton Pumping Station 11.15
Hungerford 12.30
Kintbury 13.00
Newbury Leisure Centre 14.15
Day 2
Saturday
15th April
Newbury to Marlow  
Aldermaston Wharf 08.45
Marsports (Dreadnought Reach) 11.15
Marsh Lock 12.15
Hurley 13.15
Marlow 14.30
Day 3
Sunday 16th April
Marlow to Thames Young Mariners
Boulters Lock 08.15
Bell Weir / Runneymede 11.15
Shepperton Lock 12.45
Hampton CC 13.30
Thames Young Mariners 14.45
Day 4
Monday 17th April
Thames Young Mariners to Westminster
 Mass Start 07.05
Putney Slipway 08.30
Westminster 09.30

 

Waterside ‘C’ and ‘D’ (2017)

Congratulations to Barnet, Jenny and Peter Loy for completing Waterside ‘C’ and also to Peter for completing Waterside ‘D’, the final race in the run-up to the Devizes Westminster International Canoe Marathon which is happening next weekend over Easter. See next article for details on how to follow the HCC competitors.

WC_1Jenny at Waterside ‘C’

WC_2Barnet at Waterside ‘C’

WD_1

Peter at Waterside ‘D’

Waterside ‘B’

Congratulations to Barnet, Jenny and Peter who competed at the 17 mile and 19 portage Waterside ‘B’ race yesterday Sunday 5th March. It was by all accounts very windy and wet with a number of capsizes due to the conditions. The race is an out and back from Newbury to Aldermarston along the Kennet and Avon canal, and is one of the classic warm up races before the DW.

Waterside race series

WatersideB_2017Jenny and Barnet waiting to start

WatersideBa_2017Jenny powers to the finish

WatersideBb_2017Barnet approaches the finish