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Just Before the Goal - Blikur the Red Boat Won The Olavsoka Rowing Boat Race | by Eileen Sandá
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Just Before the Goal - Blikur the Red Boat Won The Olavsoka Rowing Boat Race

The Ólavsøka Rowing Race is always held on 28 July 2010. It takes a few hours. First there are races for children up to 15 years old, then for boys and girls from 15-18 years old and finally for the adults. The children and the young people row in so-called 5-mannafør, the adults row in boats which are larger: 6-mannafør, 8-mannafør and 10-mannafør. I come from Vágur in Suduroy, there should be two boats from Vágur at the Olavsoka race 2010, but Smyril didn't compete with the 6-mannafør after all along with some other boats, they boycotted the race because one of the boats cheated and didn't get punished, it got two yellow cards which means nothing. Anyway, two boats from my island Suðuroy competed in this race, one them was Royndin Fríða from Vágur and the other was Firvaldur from Tvøroyri. Royndin Fríða became number two and Firvaldur became number three.

 

The results from the race and the times (below are the final results for all the races together from the summer 2010):

 

1 Blikur 04:38.04

2 Royndin Fríða 04:41.04

3 Firvaldur 04:44.16

4 Svanur 04:46.04

5 Sílið 04:47.00

6 Junkarin 04:48.14

7 Teistin 04:50.00

8 Beinta 04:59.23

9 Jallurin 05:02.12

 

Final position

1 Blikur 46 (FM Winner)

2 Royndin Fríða 45

3 Firvaldur 29

4 Svanur 22

5 Teistin 19

6 Jallurin 18

7 Sílið 11

8 Junkarin 6

9 Havfrúgvin 0

10 Beinta 0

 

Some of the Rowing Clubs have websites:

 

Argja Róðrarfelag (Argir Rowing Club): www.ar.fo/

 

Havnar Róðrarfelag from Tórshavn: drekin.fo/

 

Róðrarfelagið Knørrur from Tórshavn ("Róðrarfelagið" means Rowing Club): www.rk.fo/

 

Drekin.fo has a view over all the boats which can compede in the rowing competitions: drekin.fo/?Page=teams

 

Every boat gets a number, which is in the front of the boat. It makes it easier for the judges to know the boats, some of them look quite similar. There is a schedule for the boat race at Olavsoka 2010 with their numbers here: www.rsf.fo/uploaded/documents/olavsoka 2010 startrod.pdf

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Taken on July 28, 2010