NACHO WINS THE BRONZE MEDAL IN THE SPANISH SURFSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS
Welcome to our newest Solihull Canoe Club member Ignatio Soler Fabre (Nacho) and congratulations on your third place result in the Spanish Surfski Championships this weekend. The Spanish are one of the world's top paddling nations, so the competition is tough!
Nacho writes: "Thunderstorms threatened to cancel the Championship and the start was brutal, everyone wanted to be first around the first buoy. I managed to get into the second group on the water but when the group started crumbling as people were left behind I went for it and reached the first group of about 10 including the 4 time defending champion Esteban and Luis Amado who won a bronze medal in the world marathon kayak championships the week before! I am very happy with this bronze medal that tastes like gold in my first year as a Senior. Next stop: Irish Surfski Championships in Dun Laoghaire."