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Rowing for Pleasure · 7M ago

David and goliaths

Went sailing up Southampton Water with the Dinghy Cruising Association on Saturday. Winds were light to nothing at all so almost everyone relied to a considerable extent on secondary propuls...
Rowing for Pleasure · 7M ago

David and goliaths

Went sailing up Southampton Water with the Dinghy Cruising Association on Saturday. Winds were light to nothing at all so almost everyone relied to a considerable extent on secondary propuls...
Rowing for Pleasure · 7M ago

Fog

Rowing in fog is like rowing through space. The horizon disappears, replaced with a gradation of greys from the dark of the water to the light of the sun trying to break through.The downside...
Rowing for Pleasure · 8M ago

Colours

Up the Hamble in the Solent galley Avery A today to see the changing colours of the trees. In a week or so they will be spectacular.The fleet from Hamble River Rowers consisted of Avery A, a...
Rowing for Pleasure · 8M ago

Messing about in a Quad

Langstone Cutters juniors visited Dittons Skiff and Punting Club recently, to experience the joy of skiffing and build up some river coxing skills. They did so well in the doubles Malcolm Kn...
Rowing for Pleasure · 8M ago

Oars For Sale

Southbourne Sea Scouts are having a clear-out of their wonderfully-located scout hut right on Chichester Harbour in picturesque Prinsted. It is a treasure trove of boating stuff, including t...
Rowing for Pleasure · 8M ago

Last Cruise of The Year (Probably)

It's the time of year for getting out whenever you can because it may be months before an opportunity recurs, so last weekend the five members of the Home Built Boat Rally who could drop eve...
Rowing for Pleasure · 8M ago

By the Light of the Silv'ry Moon

Rowing by moonlight is a rich and particular pleasure, but in the challenging navigation of Chichester Harbour it happens once in a, well, blue moon. Everything has to be right: high water b...
Rowing for Pleasure · 8M ago

Mystery Rowing Boat

This lovely skiff was parked outside Nick Gates's workshop when I visited Emsworth Yacht Harbour yesterday in the hope that sliding seat rowing with Dolphin Rowing Club hadn't been cancelled...
Rowing for Pleasure · 10M ago

Wasting Times

I have been re-learning the crossword. Things have changed quite a bit since I last did it regularly. Much less knowledge of the classics or the Bible required. Much more on recreational dru...