Saturday, 19 October 2013

Pair rowing

Pair rowing is something that scares me rigid, to be honest. In a fine boat particularly it is a recipe for tipping over and getting all wet, and coxless pair rowing is a recipe for hitting the bank then tipping over and getting all wet.
So I got in the lovely century old pair skiff at St Denys Sailing and Rowing Club on the Itchen with some trepidation. Luckily we had a cox in the form of boatbuilder, canoeist and sailor supreme Graham Neil, and John Gingell in the bow is a coastal rower and knows what he is doing so all was well. After an initial wobbly period while we got used to each other things went swimmingly, by which I mean we did not have to do any swimming at all.
Love the gull....

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