Friday, 26 September 2014


Three Solent galleys lie at Millwall, Isle of Dogs, ready for the Great River Race tomorrow. Gladys and Mabel, the Glaydon skiffs, are on the slipway with two Salter skiffs. Three Cornish pilot gigs are also in the race. That is ten boats from Langstone Cutters, a record.
The weather forecast is warm for the time of year, with a light southerly breeze.
It's going to be a blast. If anyone is close to the course tomorrow afternoon (it covers the 21 miles between Millwall and Ham) come and cheer us on.


JP said...

Good luck! I shall be watching out for you rowing by

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Saw two of them on tow yesterday morning at the Havant roundabout.. good luck, Chris!

Robbie Wightman said...

The most impressive thing about one club having ten boats in the race, is that you are able to transport them all to the start. Folk who are happy to tow, and have the means to do so, are a reasonably scarce resource. Well done for making it happen.