Hamble River Raid and Basingstoke Hasler

Race reports by Jacob:

It has been an amazing weekend for Southampton Canoe Club. Saturday was the Hamble River Raid. We took 6 K4 boats with crews of mixed abilities. The first 4 K4 finishers were SOU paddlers, with Matt, Dan, Xav and Jack having the fastest boat of the entire race! It was such a fun day and the weather was shining.

Sunday was the first Hasler of 2018 at Basingstoke canal. Lots of SOU paddlers went and we had 15 podium finishers! With Isiah topping the under 10 boys, James G, Beth and Charlie coming in first in Divs 9,8 and 7 and all earning promotions. Tina and Nathaniel came first in Div 8 K2. Poppy and I won Div 6 K2 with a 5 min lead getting Poppy promoted to Div 6! Matt came first in Div 2. There were many more top 3 places and we are still waiting on some promotions to be confirmed. It has yet to be confirmed but Southampton must have won overall!

A great job team, let’s see if we can repeat it at Reading this weekend!