Sunday 14th June saw our local BDA event at the Watersports Centre on the River Tees. With a determined crew of 16 serpents we entered our first race event of 2009.
We had two 'virgin' Serpents competing for the first time, well done Paul and Maria, green suits you!
....... Debs led the warm ups with Simon ever enthusiastic!
........ but we won our first 200m heat by half a boat,
....... going on to finish second overall in the 200m event.
We only had one warning for being late but we did have to find a pool helm!
We had a little accident with the dragon's head and can't blame Sir Clive this time......
Despite a 'gaffer taped' head the 500m races after lunch were rewarding and we finished a strong 4th overall.
Everyone had a great day and thanks to Glen, Tristan and Ian for travelling from afar.
The Serpents are back and have their sights set on Preston on 26th July!