Staying closer to home for the Jubilee…

Posted: May 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well, it’s finally and unfortunately official. Stornoway Rowing Club have withdrawn from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames. Sadly it proved too expensive and just too far a distance for such a new crew to build up the speed and stamina that the 13 mile row would have required in such a short time, and boy, did they try! I can’t describe how impressed I’ve been at the level of dedication and determination that all the crew members have displayed. Thank you to each and everyone of you… Fiona, Aileen, John, Alasdair, Michal, Fraser, Nick, Iain and Tim.

Coastal rowing is a much more physically demanding sport than most people realise but it is also a highly rewarding one and I have no doubts that our team can do well in any future events we take part in… and now that several of them are new club skippers we can get a lot more people out in Madadh Ruadh, a lot more often!

Now we just need to find a more local event to celebrate the Jubilee… I hear there may be a special street party in Ness 🙂

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