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.
On the 11th and 12th May we held our second Hanse Regatta. Once again, it was well received and the people who came had a great time. The addition of more social-oriented activities was very popular. I’m told the Ouse Booze has now restocked their beer after the Burnham on Crouch’s lot emptied their cellar; have a look at some of the smiles below! The results are at the end.
Our Corn Shovel Race was very popular with participants and spectators alike, especially with more than a little cheating and general skulduggery going on! I was particularly impressed by the pirate (albeit sans parrot!), and the adjudicator (me) found the beer of excellent quality all round; so additional points were awarded for these things!
This Saturday 19th March http://www.klcrc.club/newevent/row-an-ouse-mile-for-sport-relief/
We’re proud to announce the launching of the Ouse Réwet, our second St Ayles Skiff.
After a year of building and preparation, KLCRC’s second boat is ready to take to the River Great Ouse
Saturday April 30th | 11AM – 3PM
Come and watch our second boat, Ouse Réwet, being launched into the River Great Ouse, at the public slipway in the carpark behind the Corn Exchange, Tuesday Marketplace, Kings Lynn.
The antics may also be viewed from the river balconies of the Ouse Amateur Sailing Club in Ferry Lane where the bar will be open.
We are also expecting boats from Blakeney and Denver to join us on the water for a ‘row-past’.
An invitation to join the Club, and get involved in building, launching and racing St Ayles skiffs in Norfolk and beyond. Find out more: KLCRC Membership
We’ve kept up our twice-weekly afternoon workshops throughout winter – similar to keeping up the rowing. Such is our enthusiasm!
Ouse Réwet nears completion, Lynn Réwet is in great shape and now there’s another boat in the workshop; a potential safety boat in the form of a RIB, which is being assessed before we’re committed to buying.
So there’s always plenty to do. During the winter we’ve seen some new faces at the workshop who have bought new skills, broadened the scope of what we do and are very much welcomed.
Amongst the new faces are our group of students from the College of West Anglia, who join us regularly for a taste of boatbuilding. We’re planning to take the group beyond boatbuilding and out of the workshop, onto the water and into rowing. All in 2016.
Our recent outing to Hunstanton made the Lynn News, our local paper – http://bit.ly/1VofaJk
Another nice report and we can only repeat thanks to the hospitality and friendliness of Hunstanton Sailing Club.
Let’s do it again…
We were really pleased to welcome a group of student volunteers from the College of West Anglia today, when they visited to get a taste of what a coastal rowing club is about and some hands-on boatbuilding.
Course Leader Caroline Greyson is hopeful that we can make the visits a regular feature and we hope that the students are inspired by boatbuilding and coastal rowing.