*EDIT* The waterside series have now finished, with the juniors winning the junior team series prize, Bill Hardiman and Hugo Collier coming second in the junior K2 class, And Hodgson and Pete Ford winning the veteran (over 35) class, and Clive Neale and Lenny Clark soming second in senior men's K2. Hugo and Bill, Nick and Patrick, Pete and Andy, and Clive and Lenny are all preparing to do the DW this weekend!
To raise money in memory of Will Carus, the Tonbridge Canoe Club racing team will be raising sponsor money for doing the Waterside Series and the Devizes to Westminster in 2012. The Junior team consists of Luke Fisher and Chris Hopkinson, Patrick Cooper and Nick Aldridge, and Bill Hardiman and Hugo Collier. The Senior team consists of Lenny Clark and Clive Neale, and Peter Ford and Andy Hodgson.
On the 31st of July at the Richmond hasler kayak race, a paddler from Tonbridge, Will Carus, tragically lost his life. He was 17 years old and a rising star in the sport. Will had a passion for kayaking. He excelled as a division 4 marathon paddler and in boys B sprint. His unexpected loss at such a young age has left a hole in the Tonbridge team that can never quite be filled. Will was a fantastic young man who made friends easily. He will be remembered by all those fortunate enough to know him for his kind attitude and infectious smile.