A record 70 paddlers came for the most important race of the year – the club relay.  With a Le Mans start for the first crews out, it was quickly shown that running too fast across the decking would end with a ducking!  There were some interesting new K2 combinations, and Andy M looked like he might need a long rest having had to paddle with junior international Joe P.  Mulled wine and Christmas leftovers were some recompense for those who swam, or didn’t win.