Sea trials at Kings Lynn…

Our CRABlakeney president, Antonia travelled to Kings Lynn at the weekend for an inaugural row in Lynn Réwett the Kings Lynn Coastal Rowing Club’s first St Ayles skiff. On a fine sunny morning with the boat gleaming in her smart new livery, Antonia shepherded a  crew of KLCRC rowers out for a coaching session in calm waters.

The official “launch” is at 10:00 on 11th April – all welcome. Venue – The Slipway, Common Staithe Quay PE30 1LN  Both our boats are due to be there too, welcoming Lynn Réwett to the skiffie fold.

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We’re tough in North Norfolk…

A 6:30 start and a strenuous row (first of the season on the sea) against the tide and a strengthening Sou-wester – so Tom, Tom, Barry, Catherine and Roland deserved a bit of shelter to enjoy their warming coffee on the beach by Pinchen’s Creek at Blakeney spit.

But, what have they done with Hoi Larntan?

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Ah, there she is…

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The row home across to Blakeney was much easier with a good breeze at their backs.

All agreed it was well worth getting up at the crack of dawn to catch the tide and such a beautiful scene with the water all to themselves.

We’re off…

The 2015 season is under way. Both boats are back on the Carnser boat park at Blakeney thanks to the efforts of Tom who brought Hoi Larntan back from Barton and Barrie who delivered Bluejacket, ably supported by those you can see in the pictures. Thanks to everyone who has taken time to sand, paint, make tea, walk dogs, lift, turn and deliver our boats in readiness for the re-start of coastal rowing. Lots of outings, local and far-afield planned this year with the added spice of competition from up the road at Kings Lynn – see their website for progress:-

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