The 2018 5 Nations Championships took place from 13th-18th June in Puy-en-Velay, Haut-Loire, France. Three teams from France, three from Ireland, two from Scotland and one from England competed.
Wednesday 13th June: 1st captains’ meeting – Opening Dinner
Thursday 14th June: Practice Day 1 – Morning & Afternoon sessions – 2nd captains’ meeting
Friday 15th June: Practice Day 2 – Morning & Afternoon sessions
Saturday 16th June: Competition Day 1 – Morning & Afternoon sessions
Sunday 17th June: Competition Day 2 – Morning & Afternoon sessions – Prize & Gala Dinner
Monday 18th June: Breakfast
The competition was held on Lac Malaguet in Monlet, Lac Bouchet-Saint-Nicholas (both from drifting boats), Bouchat Ponds in Mazet-Saint-Voy, and the River Loire between Chadron and Goudet.
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AT Team England FF was represented by Mark Withyman, Simon Kidd, Carl Nixon & Terry Phillips.
The best of luck to everyone involved.
England got off to a good start on the first day, finishing in 4th place behind the three French teams. Mark Withyman won his session on Lake Malaguet from the boats, with Carl Nixon coming 4th on Malaguet and 3rd on Lake Bouchet from the bank. The River Gazeille was a tougher proposition, though, with only Terry Phillips avoiding a blank here.
Competition Day Two
Good performances by Mark Withyman and Simon Kidd, who won their sessions on Lake Bouchet and Lake Malaguet, plus a 2nd place by Carl Nixon on Lake Bouchet, saw England go into the medals, to take 3rd place behind France Red in 1st and France Blue in 2nd.