Those of you who were at Port Seton Regatta on Saturday can’t have failed to notice some professional-looking media types (identifiable by leather jackets and expensive kit) asking awkward questions, making you sign your life away and filming the races. We’re really excited that a production company are undertaking some test filming to see if we’re interesting enough to follow around Scotland (I may have to push Frazer out of the boat every so often to maintain drama levels and we might have overplayed the likelihood of octopus-attack a bit). It’s by no means a done deal and we’ll hear in the next few weeks whether the project ticks the right boxes or not.
We’ve had a couple of days of filming with them and they are a really lovely bunch of people who have been very gentle with us. Thanks to the Boatie Blest regatta organisers for letting us bring them along and to all the rowers who said nice things about the challenge in their interviews. We were really chuffed with the positive feedback and are delighted that so many of our rowing friends are keen to take part at various stages of the route. Some of them got over-excited on camera and promised to row hundreds of miles with us. We’re going to hold them to that