Thursday, 1 May 2008

Support Boat gets Loaded

Wednesday 30th April dawned very very wet and windy -- does this bode well for the race (the weather forecasters are saying all will be calm!). I borrowed Colin's Land Rover Discovery and promptly filled it to capacity with all of the bags, supplies and food for the race. Nigel & I then made the 3 hour long drive to Ramsgate where we met with Lance & Mike. "How much stuff have you got" was the exclaimed comment from Lance quickly followed by "where are we going to store it all."

May I introduce to you Sea Satin our safety & support boat. This is where the twelve members of the Langstone Cutters London2Paris team will be residing for the duration of the race. There are 5 berths in the stern, of which two are now fully occupied with the team's bags. So sleeping will be cosy and humid to say the least - but we're all friends! We will also be sharing the boat with the RIB crew so that's an extra challenge.

It's becoming very real now.... just today and then for most of a 4:30am start on race day. We're being driven, by Polly, to London ready for an early breakfast and prepation of the boats. By 10 am tomorrow we should have the rowing boat set up and be cast off heading upstream to Westminster Bridge.

Let's hope for fair weather and a good race....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

looking good Cutters, keep it up.


We are raising money for Life Saving Charities will you Sponsor us?

The Langstone Lifesavers Fund: The L2P team has set a target of raising £50,000 (€65,000) for charities with a common theme – saving lives. Our first charities, which we hopefully won’t need on our trip, are the RNLI and the Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer; both charitable funds that save lives at sea. Our nominated Land-based lifesaving charities included are the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

Please sponsor our efforts in this race by clicking on the links above and give generously.

Thanks in advance
Steve S