On Friday 11th January a group of skiff rowers from Woodbridge visited Barton Turf to row with the club. The visitors’ purpose, apart from enjoyment, was to pick up some design points for the building of their own skiff which they hope to have completed by April 2019. It was a great day which included rowing outings, a pub lunch and an appreciative look at trailers and the Bayfield Brecks workshop. It’s always a pleasure to meet members of other rowing clubs and we look forward to seeing the Woodbridge skiff on the water. It was a very sociable day for all concerned.
Thanks to Rob for organising such an excellent day’s timetable and for teaming up with Robin to give our guests a great rowing experience.
The 2019 season at Barton began with an eventful but enjoyable venture to Wayford Bridge. Conditions were quite warm and only slightly breezy as Diana, Amy, Richard, Tom and Barry took their places in “Bluejacket” to welcome the new year with a steady row. Greetings were exchanged with several smiling fishermen before a refreshment stop was taken near the bridge. The highlight of the return journey occurred when one of the rudder mountings broke! Rowing and coxing without the use of a rudder was an interesting exercise. Crabbers pulled together to ensure the outing ended safely.
Thanks to Rosemary and Robin, once again, for supplying so many great pictures of last weekend’s Carrow Cup. You can see how kind the weather was to the event. All Crabbers rowed hard and enjoyed themselves. Notice the two smiling coxes just after the race.
Saturday 8th December was a great morning out on the river when two crews of Crabbers took part in the annual Carrow Cup competition. The weather was sunny and all crews were ready for a good, hard row. View some scenes below. Thanks to Rosemary and Alan for the photographs. More to follow …
On December 7th, Tom H, Diana, Barry, Humphrey and Calum rowed through the rain to Wayford Bridge. This was a preliminary to loading “Bluejacket” on to the trailer for transportation to The Carrow Cup. There was no pause in the conditions but the rowing, as ever, was great fun. The refreshment break saw the crew standing under the bridge drinking ginger liqueur and eating sticky toffees. A great mixture! Pictures of The Carrow Cup to follow …
On Sunday 25th November, the sun shone brightly over Barton Turf as the latest crew of Crabbers took to the water. Jenny, Rob, Diana, Amy and second time rower Emily propelled “Bluejacket” as far as How Hill for a welcome refreshment stop.It was a morning of coaching, changing positions and sheer enjoyment. The skiff arrived back at base just as the clouds and rain appeared. Great timing!