Devizes to Westminster

May 18, 2023

Congratulations to our marathon kayakers who completed the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race over the Easter holidays. Unforgiving rain across the weeks preceding the race resulted in high water, fast flows and dangerous weirs along the River Thames which meant the race finished short at Reading this year. Undeterred by the last minute change of course, our paddlers stepped up to the challenge of paddling over 60 miles along the Kennet and Avon Canal across two days, paddling for over six hours per day in the two person kayaks. A huge well done to Sam (Lower Sixth, Feilden) and Anna (Lower Sixth, Feilden), our mixed crew, who completed the course in an impressive 10 hours 53 minutes and Tom (Lower Sixth, Harcourt) and Henry (Lower Sixth, Vanbrugh) who clocked in an incredible 9 hours 34 minutes placing them for a top 10 finish.

Devises Canoe Race

Devises Canoe Race 4