Yesterday, it took place at the French location of Saint Laurent - Blangy the seventeenth international regatta Pas de Calais, competed in two legs, one 2000 metres morning trial in order to get qualyfied for the 200 metres finals in the afternoon, on a six lane course.
Competitors arrived from France, Spain, Belgium, Netehrlans, Germany, Great Britain or such far countries like Ucraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan or Senegal, offered a nice spectacle under a cold winter weather.
The races were disputed for all age and sex categories in K1 and C1 boats, with Nelo partnership, which will also held the second regatta in this format next March in Portugal. In the main categories, a world class podium at the Senior Men K1, with French Maxime Beaumont taking gold (picture above), silver for Spanish champion Ekaitz Saies and bronze for the French Cyrille Carré, leaving fourth an outstanding Xabier Ruiz de Aretxabaleta, who made second at the morning trial.
In the ladies competition, victory was for Begoña Lazkano (ESP), escorted at the podium by Joanne Mayer (FRA) and Gabrielle Tuleu (FRA). At the C1 Senior Men, the winner was Thomas Simart (FRA), second José Luis Bouza (ESP) and thrid position for Matthieu Goubel (FRA).
Other winners were Olaf Heijne (NED) in K1 Master Men, Victor Reneyski (FRA) in C1 Master Men, Liudmila Drodz (BEL) in K1 Master Ladies, Madjiguene Seck (SEN) in C1 Senior Ladies.
Yu can check the full results at this link.