LADIES TAKE BRONZE AT SAVA SPRINTS
The annual International SAVA Sprints took place on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of September at Lower Seletar Reservoir and saw the British Dragons take home a haul of medals in this 250m event.
In the “Premier Mixed” race on the Saturday we raced through the heats and came first in a
dead heat with the American Dragons in the repechage (with a time of 1:13:93). We subsequently made it through to the Minor Final to take FIRST place with a time of 1:12:87.
We also fielded a crew in the “Singapore Expatriate Community” event and again qualified for the Minor Final to take another FIRST place with a time of 1:12:63.
Sunday saw the “Premier Women” event and the British Ladies battled through to the Grand Final winning a well deserved BRONZE with a time of 1:21.95 (narrowly beaten by the Filipino Dragons and Singapore Polytechnic who took first and second place respectively – by being a mere fraction of a second ahead!).
As always the SAVA Sprints provided
some very competitive paddling, the traditional downpour (and disco dancing in the rain!) and the chance for several new team members to compete in their very first races and win medals. All in all it was a great weekend and was followed by a most enjoyable Race Dinner at RedDot Dempsey.