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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Ravens Ski Club is the North East of England's premiere ski racing club. We train at Silksworth Ski Slope in Sunderland every Wednesday from 7-9pm. Ravens has a comprehensive race development programme with five coaching groups and seven coaches. Our race development team train every Sunday from 10-12pm as well as monthly trips to Xscape in Castleford to train on snow. For further details visit our website www.ravensskiclub.co.uk or contact us on 07774843651.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The next Castleford Training day is 18th May 2013 for all keen racers.

...pop that in your diary.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Castleford Training next weekend (6th April)

There will be a Castleford Training day next weekend - 6th April 2013 for all keen racers.

The format is the same as usual, early start followed by 3 hours of coaching through the slalom course.

Check out the Facebook site to accept the invitation.

See you there.....

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

David Ryding has won the Europa Cup Slalom series


David Ryding (GBR) has won the Mens Europa Cup Slalom series for the 2012/13 season. Ryding is the first British racer to do so and claimed the title after placing ninth in the final race that was won by Jean Baptiste Grange.

On paper it looked an intriguing situation coming into the last race. Dave Ryding knew that he had to put Swedish World Cup racer Mathias Hargin behind him if he was to overturn the 2 points separating the two of them.

With World Junior Champion Manuel Feller on a charge as well, the permutations were endless as the last race unfolded. After the World Cup had had horrendous conditions with rain and soft snow affecting the outcome in Kranjska Gora on the weekend, sun with light fog was the order of the first run and then the sun came out in force to soften up the conditions.
“It was all or nothing for the second run,” reflected Ryding. Going number 1 in the 2nd run, Ryding put his all into the course. There were a few errors but only little ones. Hargin had nothing short of a mare of a run and dropped down to 24th spot. The title was Ryding’s as the 73 points Feller had to better Ryding by was now impossible. When Feller dropped down to third, Ryding was 9th and the Europa Cup Champion.

Ryding ended up with 443 points, 21 points ahead of Mathias Hargin and 40 points ahead of Feller. Luca Aerni of Switzerland finished 4th in the season standings.

The rest of the European Cup Finals will be held in Sochi (RUS) this week.

Thanks to Racer-Ready for contributions to this report!