Confirmation that Trentham Canoe Club are the North West Hasler Series CHAMPIONS for 2017 and, along with runners up Macclesfield & District Canoe Club, will compete in the Hasler Finals at Richmond next month.

The Hasler Trophy is the National Team League Championships for marathon canoeing. Clubs compete within their regions throughout the season to win the right to race at the Hasler Final, held in September each year.

The Hasler Series is named after Herbert “Blondie” Hasler, who led Operation Frankton, a WW2 commando raid in double kayaks on the port of Bordeaux. The story of this raid was made into a 1955 film, The Cockleshell Heroes.

HUGE congratulations to everyone who has raced for TCC this year and good luck in the finals!