New cox’n Robin Combe enjoying himself!
Mike Gilbert coached two very successful competent cox sessions on Barton Broad with an Evian bottle serving as man overboard……….(sadly Alan was not available!). However, fortunately for the Broads Authority our coxes were highly skilled at retrieval. He will come back to do another course in the early spring to prepare us for the racing season.
Meanwhile, back at the workshop, Barrie making great progress slightly hampered by slow drying epoxy……..
A provisional calendar of rowing events for 2014 is available on the website here.
The three Rs – Robin, Roland and Richard – on Barton Broad enjoying the sunshine…great outing – super place to row this winter.
Here are our “flat mates” on the calm moorings.
………..and here we are putting Hoi Larntan back to bed.
Thanks to Barrie, Ian and all our helpers, the build is going really well – we are six weeks ahead of where we were with last years build!
Remember to sign up for building sessions on the calendar.
The AGM is on Thursday 12th December 2013 – come and put your point of view and enjoy an evening of “rowing chat”.
Carrow Cup on Saturday 14th December2013.
In between thicknessing the 18ft long length of larch for the hog (inner keel) and finishing off the 48th scarph joint today with Roland, we realised that with Ian away all November and Barrie with a full work schedule during the week we shall have to limit boatbuilding to Saturday afternoons only – just for November. So no Tuesdays or Fridays after 1 November until 3 December (please see calendar on this site) when it should be back to normal. Apologies for this.
At least in December it should be cold enough to make us work twice as hard!
It seems that Tuesday 09:30 – 17:00 Friday ditto and Saturday p.m. 14:00 – 17:00 are the regular weekly times we shall start with and see how it works out.
I plan to put dates on the rowing calendar on this site for a.m. and p.m. Please put your name down if you can come that day – even if for just a couple of hours.
It is practical to have only three working with us at any time – not enough space and too disruptive otherwise! But do come if you are feeling left out and we can arrange something.
Ear-defenders and face masks are provided but please wear work clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. It is often dusty and noisy.
Most jobs can be picked up after a brief explanation and demonstration so don’t be put off.
If you plan to stay all day, bring some lunch with you – Bayfield Brecks is not in the centre of town!