Saturday 5th March was rainy and dull with the prospect of more wet weather. Undeterred, Andrew, Rob, Diana, Amy, Barry and new rower Luke assembled to go for an outing before moving “Bluejacket” on to the road trolley. In a light drizzle, the crew set off towards Wayford Bridge with Amy setting a consistent stroke. Luke listened intently to instructions and advice from the rest of the crew and soon kept pace and time successfully.
There was a midstream turnaround, just before Wayford Bridge, a biscuit break as we floated and then it was back to base with Andrew coxing. Barry stroking and Diana taking over the passenger seat from Rob.
Back at Cox’s Boatyard, ”Bluejacket” was hauled out, cleaned and the the road trailer placed in position. All hands were needed as equipment was arranged and fastened. The rain stayed away. Finally, Andrew was ready to tow.
Many thanks to Rob for coming to Barton to manage the boat movement and to Andrew for towing. Diana and Amy took some fine photos of the moming. It was a really enjoyable time on the water; a pleasing end to a great winter season at Barton Turf.
Work on ”Bluejacket” has already started at Barrie’s Bayfield Brecks workshop. Further workshop sessions are shown below. Please let Rob know if you can come to any of these.
– Tuesday 8th March 13:30 – sand keel, varnish wood – one or 2 more people required
– Saturday 12th March 13:30 – painting, work on oars – 2 or 3 more people required.