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what won't people race?

Yeah, not sailing, but damn if y’all aren’t nuts…
Despite 40 knot gusts and hammering rain squalls, the 2018 Wight Marine Pedalo World Championships went ahead on Sunday 29th July in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, with 16 international pedalo teams competing and raising money for the WetWheels Foundation – a UK-based charity enabling disabled and disadvantaged adults and children to enjoy boating.
In 2017, a team completed the first pedalo-circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight. Later the same year, the Guinness World Record for 100 metres on a pedalo was claimed by a team on the River Yar, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. This year, the inaugural Pedalo World Championships was staged at Kings Manor Reach, part of an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the River Yar with the event base and spectator area at Kings Manor, a stunning waterside farm listed in the Doomsday Book.
Racing in specialist, four-crew pedalos over a 200-metre course, the 16 teams initially withstood strong winds, poor visibility and lashing horizontal rain as the preliminary heats dismissed the less skilled crews. By mid-afternoon, as the sun made a brief appearance, the 2018 Wight Marine Pedalo World Championships final was decided by a four-pedalo race between Watermark, Mystery Marvels, Cameron’s Commandos and the all-female crew from Virgin Atlantic. Photo Alan Benns.