The Cutters via Chris Partridge, have invited us to join them on their....
The now almost traditional Isle of Wight row will take place on Sunday Jan 4, when we will row from Lee-on-the-Solent to Cowes for lunch in the Union pub.
It is a five mile row across open water so lifejackets will be worn. High water is about 10.30 so we will be rowing across the ebb both ways.
The plan is to meet at the boat park at 09.30 for a 10.00 departure. We will be back at about 16.00.
In the event that the weather is too aggressive for crossing the Solent we will fall back on Plan B, which is to launch at Warsash and row up the Hamble to the Horse and Jockey.
So at this stage just a post to see if there is any interest to taking one gig only ( the others are needed for Sunday morning training )
This is a long row, its going to be weather dependent before we even drive a trailer out of the marina, so please only post if you are sure you are up to it...there AND back.
The Galley crew number is currently 13, depending on whether Nigel gets an exeat, which implies two galleys including two passengers, leaving one over.
So we can either supply up to three rowers for a gig, or between two and six people to populate three galleys.
I'm sorry to say that Teri has this moment posted that she can't make it after all, which leaves us with only one rower to spare.
Can you cope with only five, or would you all prefer to take the other Solent galley instead of a gig?
Hi Giggers, watch out for a large cargo boat aground off Southampton on your way to Cowes .as featured in the national news , must have been staged just for you have fun and enjoy your Sunday lunch at the Union.
Brian...watch out for it ?
We treated it as a roundabout -what a mess that thing is, and very impressive even few miles away as we were.
The giggers did very well in our own galley,and we're all very grateful to the hospitality offered to the non-cutters members.
A great row was had by all.
It was a great row over to the IOW & the weather was perfect. Food & drink was good in the Union pub.
Thanks to Andrew for organizing it for the Gig club & the Cutters for letting those of us that aren't members use a galley as we were short of rowers. Thanks to Mike & Victoria for the hospitality afterwards.