Dear members – please let me know if you are interested in taking part in the Reedham Row this year.
As usual boats will depart Saturday about 2.00 p.m. to arrive at Reedham around 4.30 p.m.
The return on Sunday will leave Reedham about 10.00 a.m.
An evening meal is available at the adjoining pub on Saturday – book on arrival.
NB You do not have to row both ways as long as we can arrange for someone to take your place for the return.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to take part – Bob has to book the required number of pitches at the camp site.
Please state both ways OR out only OR return only.
Transport will be available to take tents, sleeping bags etc. to and from Reedham.
Tony (Hon. Sec.)
Summer finally arrived on Saturday 4th June in time to provide ideal conditions for 11 YBC members, accompanied by three from Broadland B.C. and one from Maidenhead R.C., to paddle up to the Surlingham Ferry pub for lunch, returning later. As usual, Tony had arranged the tide to be at exactly the right height and landing on the improved quay heading was much easier than usual. 12 non rowers and supporters joined in to make a very enjoyable occasion.
Chris F., Jonathan, Christine and Rod made up one quad and Inger and Lisa (the returning vikings) joined the two Amandas from Broadland in the other. Pete, Sue, Katherine, Sarah (Maidenhead) and Lawrence (Broadland) made it in singles while everyone was shown up by the “Mark Anthony” double training hard for the National Masters regatta next weekend. Andy and Tina (clearly too exhausted after a paddle in the Lake District) joined Tony & Nick as non rowers. 8 visitors came to join in including Bryan (BBC Chairman), Lotte (Nick’s wife), Margaret & Harry (Tina’s parents), Derek & Nancy (Inger’s parents in law with sister in law Jenny and her husband John).
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Nick Cooper (with apologies for any names missing or misspelled).
SURLINGHAM LUNCH ROW is only a week away.
SATURDAY 4th JUNE
We have very few orders for lunch – we cannot expect the pub to reserve the quay heading for us unless we have a reasonable number of lunch orders.
Please reply to Bob or myself now if you are coming along – don’t forget you can come by car if you wish. You don’t have to pre order lunch but please let us know if you will be coming along – by boat or car. We suggest a time of arrival of about 12.00 noon.
The Norwich Head ended potless for Adam and me but was good fun all the same.
The weather was cold and slightly windy, but with some glorious sunshine breaking
through the clouds to warm us as we waited at the start.
There were lots of entries from Yare Boat Club and it was also successful day for
composite crews. A big well done to Ian, Andy G, Tim (from Broadland) and Elliot
(also from Broadland) who beat the French quad by seconds to bag the trophy in a
very competitive Division 1. (They were about a minute quicker than me, Rod, Andy
C and Adam).
I think Anthony and Charles (from Molesey Boat Club) were just pipped to the post
by a Deben double in the afternoon in another very competitive race. Andy, Jane,
Rod and Tina also pulled in a good time in a mixed quad in Division 2.
After his triumph in the quad in the morning, Ian braved the strong afternoon
headwind in a single and again finished with a good time.
Well done to all who competed!
Thanks to Mark for the report.