SCOTTISH RACING WEEK

Scottish Racing Week is a series of marathon events held in August. This year’s events start on Sunday 3 August with races also being held on Tuesday 5 August and Thursday 7 August. The week ends with 2 more opportunities to race at Loch Lubnaig on Saturday 9 August and Sunday 10 August.

With 5 races over 8 days Scottish Racing Week offers the opportunity to sample the rich variety of Scottish racing from Linlithgow Loch to Loch Lubnaig and the re-opened Forth and Clyde Canal along with some of Scotland’s magnificent scenery at one of the best times of the year.

With 2 on Canals and 3 on Lochs – 2 marathons & 3 10k’s something for everyone both on and off the water.

– See more at: http://canoescotland.org/disciplines/marathon#sthash.f5Ruh9i7.dpuf

More information on the events will be available from committee members at the loch on Tuesday 29 July and Thursday 31 July.

Anyone wishing to camp at Loch Lubnaig is strongly advised to book ahead with the campsite.

RECENT EVENTS

Two Club Paddlers – Sandy Bell and Alan Henderson took part in the short course of the Ness Marathon (part of the Highland Series) on Sunday 6 July 2014.

Well done to Sandy Bell who finished 3rd in his K1 in a time of 33:36 whilst Alan Henderson finished 5th in a time of 36:03 (fastest sea kayak).

KINGHORN K4’s

On Friday evening, (18 July), the club hosted its annual K4 event at Kinghorn Loch. The windy conditions made for interesting racing and certainly didn’t stop everyone from having a great time. For most of the paddlers, it was their first experience of being in a racing K4. We hope to see them all again next year. Thank you for attending.

JULY NATIONAL REGATTA

Another good weekend for the 2 Kirkcaldy paddlers competing with the Scottish Development Squad at the July National Regatta in Nottingham.

Colin McMorrin competing in Mens A reached 2 finals of the 200m events and finished in 3rd and 5th place and in the 500m event finished 6th in Final 1.

Colin also competed with Sean Redmond of Linlithgow Kayak Racing in the K2 500m and 1000m events. They finished 3rd in the 500m and 4th in the 1000m.

Rachel Syme competing in Girls B finished 3rd in both her 200m and 500m races and 6th in the 1000m event. Rachel also competed in the K2 200m and 500m races with Amy Redmond of Linlithgow Kayak Racing where they won both races.

Rachel along with Amy and 2 others also competed in the Womens A/B and Girls A/B 500m K4 event representing the National Training Squad where they finished in 2nd place.

Another good weekend for Kirkcaldy Canoe Club and Scotland.