Woudrichem charity row

Several club members travelled to Holland last weekend to take part in a fund-raising row organised by the Woudrichem club.  The annual row raises money for the Red Cross, this year specifically to help reunite children and parents separated by war or disaster.

Rachel reports: While Schiphol Airport cancelled 100 flights due to wind, we, as part of over 100 rowers, rowed our hearts out on a 45-mile river row in our sturdy St Ayles skiffs to help raise at least £3,500 towards a wonderful charity. A wonderful weekend – Dutch, Scottish, Irish, English.

More photos on Flickr

 

Tides for the week ahead

Rachel reports: All is well for rowing each day this coming week, and already a Monday row is planned.
Monday 10th December
09.28 — 1.4 mL     16.31 — 5.4 m H
Tuesday 11 th 
09.55 — 1.5 m L     17.03 — 5.3 m H
Wednesday 12th 
10.23 — 1.7 m L.    17.41 — 5.1 m H
Thursday 13 th
10.55 — 1.9 m L.    18.24 — 5.0 m H
Friday 14th 
07.05 — 4.8 m H.    11.36 — 2.2 m L    19.11 —4.8 m H
Saturday 15th
07.55 — 4.7 m H.    12.28 — 2.4 m L    20.02 — 4.7 m H
 Christmas Raffle draw at Social Rowing
Sunday 16th
08.50 — 4.6 m H    15.12 — 2.5 m L

Maid back on the water

Rachel writes: What a pleasure it was to row the ‘new look’ Ferry Maid to Limekilns today.
We as a crew were all positive in our opinions of how the footrests and seated positions were. We swapped about, so we got a good go at it!
Thanks all concerned, it’s good to have her back on the water, and she does move well!

Tides for the week of 3-9 December

Rachel writes: Now that we have entered December, we all have a busy month ahead, still time for rowing though!
Next Saturday, there will be a later start to rowing, sometime after 10am due to the low tide. While waiting, there will be an opportunity for a bacon roll, buy a few raffle tickets, join in Mike’s skills workshop, and even bring Christmas into the shed!!

A few members will be in Woudrichem / Holland taking part in the 45-mile charity relay row on the river Merwede with other Scottish, Irish,and Dutch rowers. We will be using the six Dutch skiffs GROOT & Grut 1, 2, 3 and 4, Zwann and Dwarsbongel. The event is raising a lot of money for the Red Cross, and is great fun!!

Monday 3rd December
05.37 — 1.3 m L.     11.32 —5.3 m H      17.53 —- 1.8 m L

Tuesday 4th December
06.32 — 1.2 m L.   12.29 — 5.4 m H      18.48 —- 1.6 m L
Wednesday 5th
07.21 — 1.1 m L.    13.20 —- 5.6 m H.     19.36 — 1.4 m L
Thursday 6th
08.00 — 1.1 m L.    14.06 —- 5.7 m H.    20.16 — 1.2 m L
Friday 7th
08.31 — 1.1 m L.   14.49 — 5.7 m H      20.48 — 1.2 m L
Saturday 8th
08.50 — 1.2 m L.   15.27 — 5.6 m H.    20.51 — 1.1 m L   No Training due to low tide.
Sunday 9th 
09.02 — 1.2 m L.      16.01 — 5.5 m H     21.11 — 1.2 m L