How old a champion

Chris Fish


Posted: 23 Oct 13 07:08
Message ID: 2373
Just wondering who the oldest helm and crew to win the national championships are and how old they were on winning? Is 36 too old?

Beth Condie


Posted: 24 Oct 13 05:13
Reply ID: 6565
I don't think so! :P

Nigel Hufton


Posted: 19 Nov 13 07:02
Reply ID: 6572
Chris

It's never too late (I hope). Witness Stuart Hydon coming so close this year (at 50-odd).

I don't know the oldest helm, but contenders would be:

Tim Fells in 1997 - at least 36
Steve Bolland in 2000 - 37 give or take a year
Allan Jessop in 1980 - I would guess over 35

As for crews, some contenders are:
Karen Bolland in 2000 - 36-37
Vicky Brickwood in 1999 - 35-36

Nigel



Beth Condie


Posted: 19 Nov 13 09:40
Reply ID: 6573
There's life in the old dog yet then?