A number of BDCC members have been, or are going, on international trips this year.
In sprint, double Olympian, Angela Hannah was called back up into the Women’s K4 a year after giving birth to her son. She raced at the World Sprint Championships at the weekend, looking to qualify the boat for the Tokyo Olympics next year. Due to the rather complex qualifying system – we’re waiting to hear if they made it or not.
Joe Petersen flew the flag for the club’s marathon paddlers, racing at the World Cup in Norway, and the European Championships in France, where he and his partner Tim GP from Chelmsford were the top GB boat in the Senior Men’s K2 class, despite both being U23 still.
Following the recent National Marathon Championships, Jessie U has been selected for the development team racing at the French National Marathon Championships next month, where she will race up in the U18 class, in both K1 and K2, the latter with her national championship partner, Klara from Falcon.
The wildwater paddlers have also been busy. Rob Jefferies has already been to the European Championships, and is soon off for the World Wildwater Sprint Championships. George U went to Bosnia for the Junior World Championships, and Jack Civico is going all the way to China at the end of the year for a World Cup.