Saturday, 29 May 2010

Home Built Boat Rally on Barton Broad

I'm at the Home Built Boat Rally at Barton Broad, and it's raining. But that didn't stop me taking a couple of turns round the island between the staithe and the broad practising the 'shoulders down' rowing technique that rowing coach Julia Rooke taught me the other day - I have clearly got into some very bad habits in all those years sculling on my own.
Now I go so fast I nearly rammed Graham Neil who was rowing his new Andrew Wolstenholme-designed Coot dinghy. It would have been a crying shame to scratch such lovely paintwork.
Behind him is a beautifully built Stevenson Weekender that was featured in Water Craft recently.
Now, the BBQ. Tomorrow the weather should be better with any luck.

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