London, Millwall Dock to Ham House. 300 boats, 21 miles! www.greatriverrace.co.uk
This is what we’ve all been training for, the main event, anywhere from 5 to 8 hours of continuous rowing! In terms of strokes its a minimum of 7,500 so fingers crossed the tides and sea conditions are kind to us. Wish us luck.
Back down to our friends at Langstone Adventure Rowing for our final training row. Too late to back out now! Crew, remember we need to have completed 2.5 hours on the ergo before turning up to this one.
As the crew weren’t quite ready to hang up the oars after all the training for our cross Channel row, we’ve decided to enter a pilot gig into the Great River Race. Come on down and see us, we’ll be flying a large Oarsome Seven flag! www.greatriverrace.co.ukCONTINUE READING →
Seven nervous crew members accompanied by anxious wives and excited children descended upon Dover marina just before 7.30 am on Saturday 1st of June. Having locating our pilot gig ‘Barbie’, we loaded all the necessary kit onto the escort boat, donned life jackets and said our goodbyes to all the well wishers. Following a quick [...]CONTINUE READING →
At 9.30 this morning we received the phone call we have all been waiting for and are now scheduled to depart Dover harbour at 7.30 am tomorrow morning. After frantically phoning around for accomodation, Neil at the Ramada has kindly squeezed the majority of us (Crew & families) in tonight! Here we go!CONTINUE READING →
All pumped up and ready to row but unfortunately mother nature isn’t on our side! 1.8 mtr swells and force 7 winds in the channel mean we unfortunately have to delay departure for a few days. Bags are packed and we are on standby for a suitable weather window. Looks like the Ergos are coming [...]CONTINUE READING →
We were interviewed on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Breakfast Show this morning, have a listen here:CONTINUE READING →