By an amazing coincidence, this picture was posted on Facebook today by the Great River Race. It is an Irish currach, Magical Merlin, starting 67th.
Which was right in front of the Langstone Cutters Supervets crew in Gladys, 68th.
Magical Merlin uses traditional sea oars. They finished 281st.
Gladys uses rowlocks. We finished 30th.
Of course, as I always point out, it's not about the boat, it's about the crew.