7pm at The Ferry Lane Social Club
We now have the timber to start building our set of light oars; first session next Tuesday (11th Feb), 6pm at the workshop
We are currently hoping to add our Sunday staggered-start race as part of the SECRF’s Nelson’s Cup series; watch this space.
The minutes of last night’s 2020 Hanse Regatta planning meeting are now in the members area
Link to listen to Your’s Truly talking to Sam Coe late Monday evening; start at about 1:40:00 in
It looks like the regatta is on for next year, so book out the 16th & 17th May 2020. I got a lot of (unexpected) interest when I attended the SECRF meeting last month. It will probably be the same format as 2019 but with 2 laps of a shorter course. Boats (crews) will be on a first come; first served basis, so tell me if you are interested.
… is coming on at last, after the months of delays while we moved our workshop. Yesterday saw the glueing of the frame so that she is now ready for us to start planking. She now has her Stems, Hog and Ribs in place. Next move will be to fair all the above and prepare the first 2 planks ready for fixing.
We set off from Brancaster at 7am on a big tide which was flowing our way. The sun was out and the marshes looked stunning but slightly disorientating with the high water. Scottie and Will took turns coxing. We had 3 rowers which didn’t pose any problems we were soon whizzing round the creeks and seemed to get to Scolt Head fairly swiftly. The tide was very fast flowing so we pulled the boat up out of the flow and found a nice sheltered spot to cook up breakfast. We fried up sausages eggs and mushrooms and served them up with plenty of hot tea. It was truly beautiful and very relaxing.
After breakfast we realised that the tide had turned and was flowing extremely fast so we set off for Overy. After a couple of false starts and with a very soggy Will we rowed like Trojans to get back to the harbour.
We set off back to Brancaster to pick up the cars and have a coffee at the crab hut. We all agreed the early start had been well worthwhile and definitely worth repeating.