|Carrow Cup 2019 PROVISIONAL Starting Order andTimes|
|1||Holliday||CRA Blakeney||St Ayles skiff||Hoi Larntan||4||4||11:30:00|
|2||Windham||Norfolk Skiff Club||Thames skiff 22'||Seraph||2||0||11:30:20|
|3||Borgnis||CRA Blakeney||St Ayles skiff||Bluejacket||4||0||11:31:20|
|4||Cutting||Lower Thames RC||Celtic Longboat||Ceilidh||4||2||11:31:40|
|5||Cutting||Lower Thames RC||Celtic Longboat||Victory||4||2||11:32:00|
|6||Cutting||Lower Thames RC||Lara Skiff triple sculled||Renown||3||0||11:32:40|
|7||Williams||N. Norfolk gig club||Pilot gig||Sowenna||6||0||11:34:20|
|8||White||Benfleet YC||Seax gig||Rozinante||4||2||11:34:40|
|9||Elliott||Broadland BC||Tub pair||Stu,Phil||2||0||11:36:20|
Saturday, 30 November 2019
It can't be Christmas without the Carrow Cup, which will be held on Saturday 7th December on the river Wensum in Norwich. This year's entries in the "Traditional" boat category are:
Posted by Adrian at 01:48
Sunday, 27 October 2019
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
|North Norfolk Gig Club in Sowenna|
|Waiting for the start; it could be July.|
|Jo and Jake join Norfolk Skiff Club veteran Fran in Seraph|
The (second) Carrow Cup Trophy, originally presented in 1813, is awarded to the fastest four oared boat. In 2013 The Norwich Society gave a new trophy for the fastest "traditional" boat on handicap and it was this fine silver bowl, The Bi-Centenary Trophy, which would be the prize.
The weather was blustery, but dry. Under supervision of the starters and marshals from Norwich Rowing Club, the crews were set off at intervals, because the course passes through bridges and narrow sections of river in the first few hundred metres.
Once past Carrow Bridge the faster crews were able to overtake the slower. Blades, who had started first reached the finish line without being overtaken. Benfleet in Rozinante
charged impressively through the fleet to finish first on corrected time.
The Warns family in Seraph put in a good time, gaining a place for Norfolk Skiff Club. This year Blades had to settle for second place.
Lower Thames approached the event in the right spirit, reserving enough energy to continue rowing past the finish line. They were booked in for a Christmas Dinner at The Ferry House in Surlingham.
|Lower Thames in colourful kit.|
|Anta gives the Blakeney crew some last minute instruction.|
|You're heading the wrong way Lower Thames.|
Posted by Adrian at 09:19
Monday, 11 December 2017
|Winners, Blades of Dartmouth|
|King's Lynn winners for couture|
Numbers in the traditional race, for fixed seat boats without outriggers, were slightly reduced this year, however ten assorted skiffs and gigs mustered by Bishop Bridge, built in 1340 and witness to Carrow Cup races going back to the early 1800s.
As before the "traditional" rowers compete on handicap for the Bi-centenary Bowl, which was given by The Norwich Society in 2013 to encourage use of the River Wensum in Norwich and to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the existing (and second) silver Carrow Cup.
|North Berwick in Eton skiff Seraph|
In the event, Blades of Dartmouth, who had made the long journey from Devon were too strong for last year's winners, Lower Thames Rowing Club, and for the North Berwick pair, who were beaten into second place. The 30 second winning margin appearing to contradict the neck and neck struggle witnessed by spectators on the bank.
Southend junior girls put in a good time amongst senior (and in some cases very senior) opposition.
|Southend in Rozenante|
Vanessa Trevelyan, chair of The Norwich Society, presented the Bi-centenary bowl to the Felton Flyer crew and David Bolton, chairman of Norwich Rowing Club, invited everyone to return to Norwich for The Carrow Cup 2018.
|Lower Thames prepare by Bishop Bridge|
|Carrow Cup 2017 Traditional boat Result||Elapsed||Corrected|
|Peters||Blades Rowing River Dart||St Ayles skiff special||Felton Flyer||00:21:51||00:19:00|
|Wightman||North Berwick RC/NSC||Thames skiff 22'||Seraph||00:22:47||00:19:30|
|Packer||Lower Thames RC||Hanningfield Hy gig||Spirit of Trafalgar||00:22:36||00:20:28|
|Gardiner||Lower Thames RC||Hanningfield Hy gig||Proud Mary||00:22:13||00:20:39|
|Hodge||Norfolk Skiff Club||Thames skiff 26'||Cherub||00:23:29||00:20:58|
|White||Southend CRC||Seax gig||Rozinante||00:24:12||00:21:29|
|Forrest||CRA Blakeney||St Ayles skiff||Hoi Larntan||00:26:23||00:22:23|
|Howes||CRA Blakeney||St Ayles skiff||Bluejacket||00:25:45||00:22:25|
|Kings Lynn CRC||St Ayles skiff||Ouse Rewet||00:27:20||00:23:11|
|Jackson-Smith||Lower Thames RC||Hanningfield Hy gig||Spirit of Dunkirk||00:24:31||00:23:22|
Posted by Adrian at 03:24
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Nights are drawing in and, as temperatures fall, the autumn calendar proceeds from Halloween to Guy Fawkes Night, Advent and Christmas.
But, for rowers there's another important event to be remembered, The Carrow Cup, when crews in a variety of ancient and modern boats take to the River Wensum in the shadow of Norwich Cathedral to race for The Carrow Cup and Bi-centenary Bowl.
Once again Norwich Rowing Club has invited traditional boats to compete for the trophy given by The Norwich Society for the bi-centenary of the Carrow Cup in 2013.
This year the event will be held on Saturday 9th December. Further details will be available later.
Posted by Adrian at 14:17
Thursday, 15 December 2016
Here is the result of the 2016 Carrow Cup Traditional Boat Race for the Bicentenary Trophy.
|Traditional boats muster for the 2016 Carrow Cup|
|No.||Club||Boat type||Boat name||rowers||Elapsed time||Corrected time|
|233||Peck||Lower Thames RC||Lara skiff||Hornet||3||00:22:19||00:18:22|
|235||Dunmow||Lower Thames RC||Celtic Longboat||Victory||4||00:21:47||00:18:22|
|232||Large||Lower Thames RC||Lara skiff||Leigh Ho||3||00:22:29||00:18:30|
|240||Southend CRC||Loddon Skiff||Silverback||2||00:21:51||00:19:41|
|238||Riddle||Lower Thames RC||Hanningfield Gig (Spirit)||Dunkirk||4||00:23:03||00:20:05|
|231||Combe||CRABlakeney||St Ayles skiff||Hoi Larntan||4||00:24:39||00:20:14|
|239||Nawrat||Lower Thames RC||Hanningfield Gig (Spirit)||Proud Mary||4||00:23:21||00:20:20|
|241||Southend CRC||Seax gig||Rozinante||4||00:24:02||00:20:24|
|236||Hodge||Norfolk Skiff Club||Eton 2X+||Seraph||2||00:24:08||00:20:39|
|237||Forrest||CRABlakeney||St Ayles skiff||Bluejacket||4||00:24:35||00:21:14|
|234||King's Lynn CRC||St Ayles skiff||Ouse Rewet||4||00:26:00||00:21:54|
|230||Harris||Norfolk Skiff Club||Faering||Raineach||2||00:29:56||00:22:29|
|242||Frost||Mersea CRC||Hanningfield skiff||2||DNS|
Once again Lower Thames Rowing Club swept the board taking the first three places in the sixth year in modern times that "traditional"boats have taken part in this historic event. The traditional course follows the rivers Wensum and Yare through the centre of Norwich, finishing at Thorpe St Andrew. Jonathan Hooton, chairman of The Norwich Society, presented the impressive silver bowl, which had first been given by the society in 2013 to mark the bicentenary of the Carrow Cup Race.
Posted by Adrian at 02:16
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Christmas - Bah Humbug!
The Carrow Cup Race, now in its 203rd year, will be held on the River Wensum in Norwich on 10th December 2016. For the 6th year Norwich Rowing Club has invited traditional rowers to bring their skiffs, galleys and gigs to the event. The traditional boats will muster at Pull's Ferry, in the shadow of Norwich Cathedral, at 11.30 a.m.
Entries to:- Harry Scott, C/O Carrow Cup Entries, Ravensmere House, Ravensmere, Beccles NR34 9DZ or by phone 01502 713589 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries Close 6pm Saturday 3rd December 2016
Cost £11 a seat if paid before race day and £12 on the day
Cheques payable to Norwich Rowing Club
There's still time to register and I hope that the other clubs from this region and elsewhere will make the journey to Norwich for this traditional start (if you are a rower!) to the Christmas season.
Posted by Adrian at 05:04