At the first national sprint regatta of the season at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham, Kirkcaldy Canoe Club were represented by 4 paddlers – Calum McAndie, Rachel Syme, Kenny Fraser and Gilbert Speirs.
Calum competed in the Boys ‘C’ K1 200m, 500m and 1000m events, successfully qualifying for each final where he placed 8th, 6th and 7th respectively. He also partnered George Pennycook of Linlithgow Kayak Racing in the K2 events
Rachel completed in Womens C K1 200m, 500m and 1000m events where she finished 1st in the 200m and 500m events and 3rd in the 1000m event.
Gilbert competed in the Mens D and Masters C/D K1 200m and 500m races finishing 4th in Final 1 of the 200m event and winning the Final 1 of the 500m event.
Kenny also raced in the K1 500m event qualifying for Final 2 where after a hard fought battle with LKR’s Derek Marshall finished in 6th place a mere 0.01 seconds behind Derek.
Gilbert and Derek Marshall also made the most of the excellent paddling conditions for April to paddle in K2 events finishing 3rd in both the 200m and 1000m events whilst going one better and finishing 2nd in the 500m.
Congratulations go to Calum and Rachel on their promotions to Boys ‘B’ and Womens ‘B’ respectively.