2021 Aquabike Review, Part III – most active & most successful Athletes

In todays review of the 2021 aquabike season we take a look at the most active and most successful aquabike athletes of the year. Since British athletes have a much bigger choice of races to participate in, it´s quite obvious that the aquabikers with most race participations and also the most wins come from the British Island. But also some athletes from the mainland had a pretty active racing season. So let´s take a closer look.

Female aquabike athletes with most race participations in 2021

RacesAthletePointsDistance raced
7 Clare Crabtree

F 40-44
F 40-44 1.349 337 km
5 Andrea Nightingale

F 60-64
F 60-64 709 701 km
4 Jo Parker

F
F 305 130 km
Cat Alabaster

F
F 830 232 km
Claire Thompson

F 45-49
F 45-49 753 158 km
Michaela Spinka

F 50-54
F 50-54 743 317 km
Amy Sole

F
F 773 236 km

Yes, we have a clear #1 here. With no less than seven aquabike races Clare Crabtree is also the well deserved leader of the current Aquabike Ranking Europe on the women´s side. However there were also a few ladies with more racing kilometers in their legs this season. While Suzy Esser and Miriam Aigner each did one long distance and two middle distance races with an overall racing distance of 368 km, it was Andrea Nightingale from Guernsey who raced more than any other woman (in terms of racing distance). After one sprint and two standard distance races on Guernsey, she took the gold medal in her age group at the world´s in Almere, closing the season with the Granite Man middle distance race in Guernsey only one week later. All that just before celebrating her 60th birthday later in the year. WOW! Chapeau Andrea!

Female aquabike athletes with most wins in 2021

WinsAthletePoints
3 Clare Crabtree

F 40-44
F 40-44 430
2 Rachel Whitwell

F 40-44
F 40-44 460
Claire Thompson

F 45-49
F 45-49 345
Hannah Paull

F
F 849
Magda Murphy

F
F 340
Laura Addie

F 25-29
F 25-29 740
Miriam Aigner

F 30-34
F 30-34 640
Andrea Nightingale

F 60-64
F 60-64 199
Donna Wickens

F
F 211
Cat Alabaster

F
F 241
Verena Bruckner

F 40-44
F 40-44 797

Also not a big surprise here. Women´s current #1 in aquabike racing in Europe is also the only one who managed to win three races in 2021. Huge Congratulations for this great season go out to Clare!

Male aquabike athletes with most race participations in 2021

RacesAthletePointsDistance raced
5 Paul Tallentire

M
M 930 217 km
Michael Savage

M 55-59
M 55-59 775 615 km
Olivier Carteret

M 55-59
M 55-59 1.364 359 km
Lukas Groenewald

M
M 851 286 km
Sharkie Jaggard

M 50-54
M 50-54 1.445 214 km
4 Benoit Bely

M 45-49
M 45-49 1.800 359 km
Andreas Seliger

M 60-64
M 60-64 930 409 km
Robin Welch

M
M 632 217 km
Stuart Mackay

M 35-39
M 35-39 1.488 316 km
Angel Fernandez Martinez

M 60-64
M 60-64 971 469 km

Not a clear #1 here with Sharkie Jaggard, Michael Savage, Paul Tallentire, Olivier Carteret and Lukas Groenewald all finishing five aquabike races in 2021. However there is a clear #1 when it comes to race distance. And just like in the women´s field it´s not exactly one of the youngsters who completed the longest racing distance during the last aquabike racing season. Despite of the absence of any aquabike event in his home country Germany´s Andreas Seliger completed the long distance World Championships, the middle distance European Championships and also another middle distance and standard distance race in Austria, racing an overall distance of 407 kilometers in 2021. Well done, Andreas!

Male aquabike athletes with most wins in 2021

WinsAthletePoints
3 Sharkie Jaggard

M 50-54
M 50-54 700
Stuart Mackay

M 35-39
M 35-39 1.020
2 Gareth Anderson

M
M 810
Mark Phillips

M
M 226
Mael Bely

M 20-24
M 20-24 830
Francesco Da Re

M 45-49
M 45-49 870
Andrew Gowland

M 40-44
M 40-44 790
David Zechleitner

M 30-34
M 30-34 1.170
Tom Anderson

M 30-34
M 30-34 510
Adam Lambrechts

M 30-34
M 30-34 4.720
Jamie Chatfield

M 50-54
M 50-54 430
George Comerford

M 25-29
M 25-29 300
Ross Hamilton

M 30-34
M 30-34 810

Two men managed to take away three wins in aquabike races this season: Huge congrats go out to Stuart Mackay and Sharkie Jaggard!

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