Month: November 2014

Bexhill Rowers take on the Atlantic

Good luck to our friends from Bexhill Rowing Club, Phil McCorry & Dan Renner who are 2 days into their attempt to row across the Atlantic unaided.

Phil_web Dan (left) and Phil (right) testing out their boat, the ‘Bexhill College Endeavour’

The boys left Gran Canaria at lunchtime on Sunday 9th November and are hoping to row the 2600 nautical miles to make land in the Caribbean in less than 45 days, with the aim to beat the current World Record. Even without breaking the record the row will be a fantastic achievement for the duo.

The boys are not just trying to beat a record, their row is also fundraising for a very worthy local charity – the Talking Trust and St Mary’s Special School & College, Bexhill. The Talking Trust and St Mary’s is non-profit organisation, registered charity number 307021. It has been set up to raise the profile of communication disability in children and young people and to provide services to meet their needs.

You can track the boys’ progress live at:  http://atlanticchallenge14.org/tracking/ or http://www.oceanrowing.com/Phil_McCorry/dist_map.htm

Add your support by donating to their chosen charity:  https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/atlanticchallenge14

Everyone at Shoreham RC wishes Dan & Phil a successful, enjoyable  and most importantly safe journey across the Atlantic. We’ll be following you every stroke of the way!

 

Read more about the row at: http://atlanticchallenge14.org/

Shoreham fly at Docklands Head

This weekend Shoreham took on the river clubs in London at Docklands Head, and what we originally thought would see us pitted against the river boys, instead turned out to be a coastal battle, with the main competition for Shoreham crews coming from Deal and Bexhill.

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5 river singles on the top of the trailer…a Shoreham record?

Shoreham quite literally flew along the course along the side of London City Airport, with wins coming in (despite some malfunctioning feet) the WIM3 4+ of Sally, Gemma, Sarah P & Sarah B, WNov 4+ of Debbie, Gemma, Pigg & Sally, Men’s IM3 4+ of Mike, James T, Adam & Tom and Sarah B in the WIM3 1x.

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WIM3 4+ ‘flying’ down the side of London City Airport…

Our WJ16 quad of Ezra, Phoebe, Beth & Isobel unfortunately had no opposition in their category but had a great race together, and we’re sure Tom and Adam in the men’s IM3 2- would have smashed it were it not for a bolt shearing off leading to the boys unexpectedly having to swap bow-stroke for the race.

Beth and Phoebe also had great races, both inexperienced racing in singles they rose to the challenge to push all the way to the finish line.

Hats off also to Charlotte Rose, who having never coxed ever before in her life, took to the water with the WIM3 4+. She looked terrified but did fabulously well…and came home with a pot! Not a bad effort for her first coxing outing.

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Shoreham WINNERS!

Thanks to Poplar, Blackwall & District Rowing Club for the fab organisation and for arranging for the wind to go away and the sun to come out for the day. Much appreciated!

Full results can be found at: http://www.pbdrc.co.uk/dsbh14res.pdf