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First Ducklings Sighted!

An energetic outing this morning – racing starts were practiced, the rating surprising everyone as it climbed higher and higher with each attempt. This was despite efforts to keep it to a reasonable level! 264 more words

Henley Rowing Club

- SPRING IN MY STEP -

On Saturday I had an event to head to that I’d read about months ago. Every year, Washington holds a National Cherry Blossom Festival to mark the blooming of the trees that line the tidal basin. 345 more words

Washington

kRAKen - Ras al Khaimah's very own Dragon Boat team

On Friday 27 March 2015 the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club played host to Dragon Boat races on the creek.  Given the sports continuing and growing popularity it wasn’t surprising to see such an enthusiastic turnout out of both competitors visiting not just from Dubai, but also from as far afield as Ras al Khaimah, and Abu Dhabi and their loyal supporters. 312 more words

Uae

Eclipse and Rugby

Doubtless the eclipse seen on Friday (and photographed by a  Gloucester rower) was a portent of doom for England’s rugby team. Despite a good proportion of the crew turning up to the Argyll in Henley to support the valiant efforts of our heroic rugby team England still failed to take the title for the Six Nations. 179 more words

Henley Rowing Club

Just one leg in the #RaceTogether

I used to think I didn’t like races. This bias was based on what I understand now were some prejudicial assumptions:

That racing was about winning. 673 more words

Dragon Boats


Dragon boats racing past
Fast as felloe to the last.
Said the sculler to his men,
“None will row this way again.”

Again they’ll row, but none this way, 71 more words

Poetry

Dragon Boat Racing

We stumbled (almost literally) on the sport of Dragon Boat Racing at the weekend. The original intention had been to spend the morning at Yas Marina, have a bite to eat and take a peek at all the super yachts reported to have arrived for the F1 Grand Prix. 157 more words