With Prague a distant memory the World Cup Circuit moved on and settled in Krakow, Poland. With the new qualification system firmly in place and a technically demanding course it left little room for error and ensured the spectators would get a great show.
In the K1 Women Category where 20 boats go through to the semi-final automatically Hannah Craig finished in 43rd position with a time of 93.14+6. In her second run where the top 10 progress through to the semi-final Hannah produced a solid run of 91.13+2 finishing in 18th position.
In the K1 Men Category where 30 boats go through to the semi-final automatically Cade Ryan and Elliott Davidson finished 72nd and 83rd respectively with times of 84.74+50 and 81.86+108. In the second runs where the top 10 progress through to the semi-final they both struggled to find the lines on this challenging course with Cade finishing in 55th with a time of 82.36+102 and Elliott finishing in 45th with a time of 82.87+52.
In the C1 Men Category where 20 boats go through to the semi-final automatically Jake Cochrane finished in 44th position with a time of 87.88+4. In his second run where the top 10 progress through to the semi-final Jake was unable to improve on his time and finished in a time of 92.29+4 finishing in 24th position, this was Jake’s first ever Senior Event and with a promising performance we look forward to him competing more regularly in the senior circuit.
Krakow was a tough course, with racing being decided by hundredths of seconds everyone was trying to cut the lines and be as quick as possible. In this sport you have to lay it all on the line and sometimes this doesn’t always work, for the CANI athlete’s competing at this event they have all gone away having learnt something.
The World Cup Circuit now moves onto Liptovsky Mikulas in Slovakia for World Cup 3 and we wish them all the best of luck.