To Richmond yesterday to coach a crew from a major corporation who want to compete in the Great River Race in September.
The venue was Richmond Bridge Boat Club next to the bridge. On arrival I passed one of the arches under the bridge used by boatbuilder Mark Edwards with a canoe and what looks like a Jolly Boat under construction. I asked who they were building it for and he said "some random group of rich businessmen."
Looks like Mark's business model is thriving.
Then we went out in a pair of Thames Waterman's Cutters. I have to tell you that sharing the back seat with a trainee cox is a bit chummy.