De Kooker quickest man to row around Guernsey
Friday 16th August 2013, 2:30PM BST.
A 10-YEAR-OLD record fell as Tom de Kooker set a new best in the men’s singles class of the Around Guernsey Race.
The Sovereign squad were also in record-breaking form in the women’s fours class in the major endurance event that covers a distance of just over 40km and makes big demands of the body’s energy and water reserves.
It is not for the faint-hearted and rowing off in warm but overcast conditions, 13 of the club’s 30 crews took part.
De Kooker in the Guernsey Metals boat took down the 10-year-old record in a time of 3hr 37min. while the Sovereign four finished in 3-39.
Fastest time of the day was posted by Men’s Four PwC in a time of 2-59, two minutes off the record.