OLD NEWS - Previous news items from 2011.

04/12/11 Congratulations to Peter Quittenton and Josh Flavell who were confirmed today as winners of the Feathered Blade (6 and 3 mile respectively) Competitions.
20/11/11 Round the World Clipper Race - Club member Steve Gardner is taking part in the world's longest yacht race, covering over 40,000 miles and taking around 11 months. Steve is a crew member on the 68ft racing yacht 'Welcome to Yorkshire', which left the UK in August. [more...]
You can follow Welcome to Yorkshire's progress on the clipperroundtheworld website.
Steve sent an email during the stopover at Geraldton in Western Australia - read .
08/10/11 Seven Club members compete in the Liffey Descent in Ireland. All complete the 17 mile course and Richard Oliver and Andy Grimwood win the Masters K2 class. See October's Picture of the Month and this YouTube video. About 1 minute in, Matthew and David are 21st boat over (with white helmets) with Richard and Andy 5 boats after. Full report in the next newsletter.
18/09/11 Well done to Sam Towers and Peter Webster on their wins and promotions at Soar Valley Marathon, the first event of the new Hasler season. For photos of this event see the Gallery. With a very low entry of juniors we were unable to repeat our win of last year and could only manage 5th placed club. Full results.
16/09/11 Congratulations to Emma Tonner who has won the Ron Emes Blade Trophy for 2011. Despite a last minute surge by Peter Quittenton, who scored the most points of anyone at any regatta this year, Emma's total of 263 point was unassailable. Final scores.
11/09/11 Another National Champion for Lincoln. At the Sprint National Championships Peter Quittenton won 4 Gold Medals, including the full set of K1, K2 and K4 in the 1000m events, plus a Bronze in 500m K1. Five other Lincoln paddlers won another 3 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.
Full results are on the Wey Canoe Club website.
1/09/11 The National Marathon Championships last weekend were also an assessment race for the GB Marathon Team. Following her excellent performance, Emma Tonner has been selected to race for GB in the under 16 K1 event at the Loire race in France on 25th September. Very well done Emma.
29/08/11 Well done to all 24 members who took part in the National Marathon Championships at Worcester last weekend. We have 2 National Champions, Lizzie Gray and Mandy Mylett, plus silver medals for Peter Quittenton and Emma Tonner and a bronze for Emma as well. In addition, Ben Quittenton took 1st place in the U10 Lightning K1 and Hody K2.
21/08/11 Summer Handicapped Marathon 3 results - Three miles - Six miles. Series summaries - Three miles - Six miles.
14/08/11 There were 'pots for all' at the last regional Hasler marathon race of the 2010-11 season at Ironbridge. Only 6 Lincoln paddlers made the trip to the far West Midlands for this event on the River Severn and all had top 3 finishes. The trophies were specially designed hand made mugs and well worth the trip. All the Lincoln paddlers survived the notorious Jackfield rapids and Mandy and Richard just held off Gary and Steve to win the div 6 doubles. Their win moved Mandy and Richard into joint first place in the Bernard Worth Competition. Despite the small team, Lincoln were the 4th placed club, but Nottingham took the win to move one point ahead of us in the season's final placings in the Midlands Hasler Club Competition.
31/07/11 Summer Handicapped Marathon 2 results - Three miles - Six miles. Race 3 will be on 21st August - Start List
17/07/11 Rachel Jones broke Emma Tonner's course record for 500m on the Fosse Dyke at Mini Regatta 4, with a time of 2min 12˝sec. However, she only held the record for less than a minute as Emma followed her down the course in a time of 2-09˝ to take it back. Well done to both girls.
12/06/11 The excellent marathon results keep coming with yet another great performance at Burton, despite the rain, which fell continuously all day. Our 4 Lightning paddlers took 3 1st places and 1 2nd, while the rest of the team took another 6 top 3 placings and 4 more promotions. In the Club competition we were narrowly beaten by the home club by only a single point, but maintain our overall 2nd place in the Midlands.
03/06/11 We received the news today that the club has been awarded Top Club Gold status, the highest ClubMark accolade. Well done to all concerned with this great achievement.
25/04/11 Congratulations to Andy Grimwood who was the third placed Veteran (and 7th overall) in the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster race over the easter weekend. Well done also to Charles Jenkins and Ben Newton who were 16th in the Endeavour K2 class.
10/04/11 The Lincoln Ladies White Water Raft Racing Team step up their game when they enter the GB Team selection event, held on the brand new Olympic course at the Lea Valley White Water Centre. (Photo)
04/04/11 With 26 members paddling at Anker Valley, including 3 generations of Jarratts, Lincoln Canoe Club had yet another excellent day's Marathon racing. Well done to Toni who was promoted to Div 8 and Lily who won but wasn't promoted. The Club was placed second and unfortunately it was Burton who got first and are now 1 point ahead of us in the Midlands league. Full results. Pictures coming soon.
27/03/11 More good results for the Marathon Team at the first race of 2011 at Gailey. We were well represented at the prizegiving, had 4 promotions and, although we were only the 3rd placed club, we held on to our overall lead as top club in the Midlands. Full results are on the Gailey website www.gaileycc.co.uk.
19/03/11 The Lincolnshire Sports Partnership's "Roll of Honour 2012" features Laurence Oliver in the first of its monthly interviews with athletes from Lincolnshire who have represented Great Britain at the Olympics or are destined to in the future. Click here for a link.
14/03/11 The "Club Calendar of Events" has a few additions and corrections, mainly to Marathon Race dates. Click here for the latest version.
24/02/11 Plans for the proposed new landing stage on the Brayford have been given planning permission.
23/02/11 Marathon Racing - There have been yet more changes to the rules with regards to K2 events. Brief details are in the letter to race organisers. The full Marathon section of the 2011 Racing Handbook is on the Marathon website www.marathon-canoeing.org.uk.
22/02/11 New 'Interactive' Calendar, listing Sprint and Marathon events, added to 'Competitions' page.
19/02/11 16 Junior members presented with 'Club Colours' at the Annual Dinner. Click here for names.