Learning the Ropes at Blakeney

KLCRC group with Mike Gilbert at Blakeney Quay
KLCRC group with Mike Gilbert at Blakeney Quay

It’s long overdue that we had some more formal training in rowing, so a small group of KLCRC members travelled along the North Norfolk coast at the invitation of our friends at CRABlakeney to spend some much valued time with their experienced rowing coach Mike Gilbert.

We went out into Blakeney’s waters, amongst the small sail craft on a grey and drizzly Sunday morning and went through some drills, which taught us about the length, timing and strength of our rowing strokes.

Thanks to the CRABlakeney club for the invitation; we will reciprocate, and especially thanks to Mike, who will follow up by teaching us more in the future, maybe at our home ground on the Great Ouse in King’s Lynn.