The weather was far too horrific for painting yesterday (the paint tin suggests temperatures of at least 15 degrees C and the horizontal sleet suggested otherwise) so we spent a bit of time on timber sourcing for the oars and I nipped down to the gym for a spell on the ergo with Dangerous Dave from NB rowing club.
We’ve got a regatta coming up at Port Seton on the 18th of April which is a short but lung-busting sprint between harbours and I remembered that there’s a great GoPro video of the Men’s Open winning their race there last year. Fortunately Dangerous Dave knew exactly where on Youtube to find it, probably because he’s stroking in this crew and is therefore the guy at the front. It’s a fast and furious race and unlike any of the other races we have during the season. We’re going to be using GoPro cameras on the trip so it’s good to see that they stand up well to the action of the boat.
He also found a longer video of us getting our Silver medal in the Men’s Open at the World Championships in Ullapool. A much longer race over 2km with a 180 degree buoy turn at halfway it took around 12 minutes of hard slog to get over the line. Unfortunately the young guns of Coigach pipped us to the post but we’ll be going to the next World’s which are tipped to be on Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland next year.