Saturday, 29 June 2013

World Record for Mersea Rowers

Congratulations to "The Islanders" Ali, Josh, James and Gavin who have rowed right round Great Britain non stop in a world record breaking time of 26days 9hours 9minutes, knocking nine hours off the 2005 time.

See the Finish on the Thames by clicking this link 

Many Mersea residents were there at Tower Bridge to welcome them safely back and join them in the celebrations. What a fantastic day we all had on Thursday!!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Start of the Round Great Britain Rowing Race

We set off at 5.30am Saturday to catch the train in Colchester. At Liverpool Street we got on our bikes and rode to Tower Bridge in time to see the start of the race.

The start at Tower Bridge

The Islanders Lead the way

The "two man" Girls team

At 08.16 BST on Saturday, June 1, the Queen’s Rowing Barge Gloriana led the six competing boats beneath Tower Bridge in London to officially start this epic race. 
Don't they look small!!

We followed them down the Thames on our bikes and then headed back to Liverpool Street. A fantastic exciting  spectacle.
 Yesterday "The Islanders" were the first to the Isle of Wight and are still in the lead now.
Track their progress on - its addictive!!