Adur Head 2014 – A tale of two weather fronts
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd March saw over 100 crews from across Kent and Sussex descend on Shoreham’s River Adur for the 2014 Adur Head race. It was a weekend of the best weather and the worst, blue skies, sunshine and calm waters, 20mph winds and 10ft waves.
The inaugural Junior Adur Head on the Saturday made the most of the perfect conditions as crews from Shoreham, Bexhill, Worthing and BTC raced each other over the shortened 1.5km course. And with some youngsters racing for the first time, and others pulling out exceptional performances it was a great success. For Shoreham it was an encouraging start to the season with 3 wins – the J14 quad, J16 double and J16 mixed four.
With Sunday came the main event, along with high winds, higher waves and once again the Adur Head became a battle against the elements, with the hardiest crews testing themselves against the inclement weather. And Shoreham’s senior crews continued the success of the juniors the day before, claiming not only the second fastest time of the day but also 4 great wins in the Mens junior single sculls, Ladies junior pairs, Ladies junior fours and Ladies senior fours.