Ely 28th December

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.



A Very Happy Christmas and New Year

Dear members,
May I wish you all a Very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year. Sorry I have not been joining you rowing of late, I have been busy elsewhere and with work. I have been working on the clubs behalf through the council and with other rowing organisations. I will hopefully catch up with you all after Christmas.
Best wishes,



Well Creeks Saturday 7 December

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.



Flippin’ Lifejackets

Fellow Member’s!
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.

If your unsure on how to correctly wear a life jacket please do not hesitate to contact me for instruction personally.