As requested; I have added 2020’s King’s Lynn Tide Tables to our ‘Members’ area.
For our last row of 2019 we took Ouse Rewit over to Ely. The roads were clear so it was an easy run over. We set off from the slipway and headed left along the the river out of the town and along besides the railway we saw many walkers (a couple of whom sang to us!) a couple of trains a Heron high up in a tree a large gaggle of Canada Geese lots of fisher men and a few slide seat rowers. We rowed further than on previous visits and got some lovely views of the Cathedral and surrounding countryside we carried on past Cambridge university boathouse and all the way down to the Queen Adelaide Bridges. After stopping for the usual refreshments we set off back to base.
We then stopped for a cuppa and light lunch at The Peacock Tearoom. All in all we were in the boat for around 2 hours and clocked up just under 5 miles. Thank you mark for towing.
Results of December Draw
1st = 60
2nd = 44
3rd = 27
Last Draw is on 01/01/2020
With a crew of Scottie, Alison, Mark, Kieth and Carol. Also Helen following in a Kayak we set off heading right from the slip way along the East Fleet . We had a good row as far as the water level would allow then turned round and followed the East fleet back up and took a right turn to explore the marshes. After rowing on for a fair distance we found a nice spot to stop for refreshments. The tide was flowing fairly quickly so we decided to head back to the quay. On our approach along the East fleet toward the slipway Wells looked very Christmassy all lit up and we even saw some fireworks which made for a nice ending to the afternoon. We’d been out for approximately an hour and 40 minutes. The creeks can at times be quite disorientating and very twisty and narrow so well done to our Cox for the day Mark, Who I think had the hardest job.
It’s been reported to me time and time and time and time again that members are choosing to wear Pfd personal floatation devices over our life jackets. The ONLY reason I can think of this is that our life jackets are either unavailable or faulty! Of which if this is the case I NEED to be informed IMMEDIATELY!. The topic of lifejackets were discussed at the last SECRF meeting and all clubs agreed to adopt wearing of lifejackets only as compulsory.
This problem has been discussed at many committee meetings and the concurring answer is that ONLY lifejackets are to be worn correctly!. This is clearly stated in all our club rules and should this trend continues this may possibly force the committee into a line of action we would not like to start.
This is not up for negotiation Or discussion this is they way it is.
WEAR ONLY LIFE JACKETS!
If your unsure on how to correctly wear a life jacket please do not hesitate to contact me for instruction personally.
I’m looking for KLCRC members to help plan and run next year’s regatta. We’d meet on occasional evenings to review/improve plans and then run the event on the day. I would like to meet once before Christmas, if possible. I’m working on the plans here: https://www.klcrc.club/calendar-of-events/kings-lynn-hanse-regattas/kl-regatta-2020/
Mark using a router to cut a planking scarph.
After an early (7:30) start from the Staithe we rowed for over an hour through the harbour and a fair way along the beach. Water was high and dead calm in the sheltered harbour, but some real high swell as we passed along the beach with big breakers. So we decided to row back into calmer water before stopping for hot tea, chocolate and a nice cake to celebrate Marks birthday.
On the way back in we saw a lot of Egrets in the shallows and Will steered us round to look at some old wrecked fishing boats before returning to the slipway. We then had breakfast at Deepdale Cafe.
We ( Scottie Myself Jon Nat Keith + a small passenger Liam) left the Sluice at 10.15 and got off to a good start. It was a long row against the current but we didn’t stop we kept on rowing and rowing after 1 hour 45 mins we thought we had the end in sight…But soon realised WE DIDN’T!!! Which was a real dissapointed to say the least. It was nice and dry but getting colder, then, after another 15 mins we finally saw the pub and gave a little cheer, the final time was 2hrs and 4 mins non stop we were all fairly Knackered but it was good to see our team mates on the mooring waiting to greet us.
After a lovely lunch and a warm up we waved goodbye to Keith, Jon, Nat and Nathan and team two ( Scottie, me Jim Mark Catherine and our Guest Shaun set off back to Denver and it was chucking it down!! But with the current in our favour we made very good time and got back to the sluice in 1 hour 16mins and the sun did come out for a little while. The route was 10.5 Kl each way which is 6.5 miles. We all agreed it was a good row and one to be repeated.
I just wanted to say a BIG Thank you to the team ‘The Carrow Cup Angels’ Scottie for organising and coxing, Mark for being our back up man / driver and of course my fellow rowers for putting in a great effort…..and we finally won a trophy!!!!!
Also for the lovely reception we got from everyone at the broad land rowing club..inviting us in for food, drinks and chatter…. we specially like the rum rations!!