Aussie surfboat rowers to row The Thames

It’s been a longtime since the Bournemouth blog.

Much has happened, but most of it is to libelous or sleazy to put on this blog. Busy competitive season for 2012. The pipe opener was the Truro River Race. The Perranporth womens crews showed off the benefits of a good winter of circuit training and endurance work, to take 1st and 2nd places ahead of Porthtowan and Bournemouth. In the Mens race Porthtowan turned the tables and continue to show the level the other crews have to reach. First event of the Summer Series is at a new venue (in Celtic Longboat country) West Wales at Poppit Sands. The Newport rowing club has helped to organise the logistics and crews look forward to an adventurous “Road Trip”.

Back to the title of this piece. On the 3rd June 1000 boats are to parade down the river Thames in The Queens Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The rowing contingent will be made up of 250 boats, nine of which will be UK Surfboats loaned to and rowed by Australian nationals, who are either living in the UK or have flown over especially for the event. With a little luck we might entice them to stay for awhile, to experience our great beaches, thumping surf and balmy sea temperatures. Could be an interesting competitive season ahead.

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