Yesterday Exmouth Gig Club celebrated the blessing and launch of Shelly Maid – our brand new gig boat – built by Louis Hunkin and funded by the One Family Foundation. A great day in the sunshine here are some of my photos from the day.
Had two rows this morning, the first in our new as yet un-named gig which was funded by the OneFamily Foundation after we won the public ballot last year – which many of you helped us with.
The new gig is a treat to row and is fabulous!
Thanks OneFamily Foundation.
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Yesterday I went to a course which started the process about becoming a cox for Exmouth Gig Club. Here are a few photos from my note book.
Different types of buoys – lateral buoys: red on the left (port), green on the right (starboard) – mark the navigable channel when entering a port; cardinal markers – locating hazards and various other buoys.
A great day – thanks Max
After a pretty intense week of agri-environmental politics it was good to get out onto the sea this morning at Exmouth. The crews from the World Championships on the Isles of Scilly have now been selected and I am rowing at 1 in the B boat – really chuffed.
Up at the crack of dawn this morning and on the water at 8am- well nearly – I was a little late – sorry all. The Exe this morning was a mill pond and our 50 minute row was serene.
A great start to the day – followed by 6 hours 30 minutes driving to collect my step son from Oxford Brookes University at the end of his term.
Having a glass of wine now …..
My training for the World Gig Rowing Championships on the Isles of Scilly next April/May began this morning. In fact it began at dawn …… A group of us were on the beach at Exmouth at 7am before it was even light. It was 4 degree and the tide was two hours off high. We had launched Avocet and were rowing by 7.20 just as the sun came up. My feet were so cold but other than that it was a very pleasant row. Polly coxed us very well in some trying tidal conditions.
Lots more of these early starts over the coming autumn and winter months – just need to work out how to keep my feet warm ….