Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Ravenglass Seaquest - 15th June 2014

For once calm conditions greeted us as we turned up for registration on the Ravenglass harbour beach. Hazy sunshine and low winds made a nice change from the conditions of recent years. Once registered we retired to the cafe in the Ravenglass station for a second breakfast of a bacon butty and scrutinised our maps.

The Ravenglass Seaquest is a 3 hour "score" event where you are given 3 hours to collect as many orienteering controls as possible, getting points for each control but significant points penalty if you return late. High tide is in the middle of the 3 hours, so you have to plan a route that takes this into account because parts of the course are lacking water as the tide goes out.

Luckily for me, it seems the fast guys stayed away and I managed to get all the controls with a minute or two to spare and won the men's K1 prize.

Thanks to Karen and her helpers from Copeland Canoe Club for a fun and friendly event and I hope to be back again next year.

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