This year’s COVID-secure autumn head race had a celebratory feel as competitors and volunteers alike were just glad to be back at the Weybridge Single Sculls. Zoe Gullen reports
Founded in 1956, Weybridge Silver Sculls is a true autumn classic, attracting a wealth of sculling talent over the years. The field might have been reduced in size this year, and entries prioritised for clubs within a 20km radius of Weybridge Rowing Club, but there was an impressive and encouraging standard of racing, particularly in the junior events – and vast enthusiasm among competitors and organisers alike.
Raced on a deceptively technical 3.3km upstream course, from Little Weir to Elmbridge Canoe Club, it is a real time trial, with all categories offered across all divisions and the results produced at the end of the day.
The exceptions are the two perpetual trophies awarded to the fastest open and women’s scullers in the final division.(more…)