News from Solihull Canoe Club



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."

2018 Lincoln Hasler

The new Hasler season has started & a few Solihull paddlers made the long journey north. The best result was achieved by Becky & Liz who came second in their K2 in division 7. David & Michael also won prizes for their third place finish in their C2. Well done to Andrew for notching up another race in a big division 7 K1 race. The year has started well with valuable club points!

2018 European Dragon Boat Championships. Brandenburg, Germany

European Nations Dragon Boat
It was dry and warm and there was a great atmosphere with terrific support from the supporters at the European Nations Dragon Boat Championships in Brandenburg, Germany in August. The competition was tough, as could be expected from the 1500 athletes from the national teams of 18 countries. Well done to David and Michael who paddled in the under 18 GB teams and won 3 bronze medals in the 500m and 200m races. 

And more from the 2018 September Sprint Regatta

And another success to celebrate is Rob Oliver's gold medal in the 200m KL3 division. Another national champion in the club! Many thanks to all our champions and their supporters & coaches, including Elliott who was there to congratulate his Dad.

September Sprint Regatta

Solihull paddlers excelled again at the September Regatta in Nottingham this weekend. Tom Lusty is the K1 1000m National Champion! And he also won the K2 1000m gold medal with Matt Bowley. The Cooks also performed well with Matthew winning 6 gold medals, including the most improved lightning paddler and top performing lightning paddler and Oliver won bronze & silver silver medals.

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