Solent Galley Sallyport was OK for a row round Hayling Island after a brief paddle in calm conditions with only three people aboard.
With six up for Saturday's event, Sallyport took water right from the start and in the lumpy conditions out in the Channel they were tossing out water as fast as they could. Christine was still bailing hours after the race finished.
They were rewarded with the trophy for sportsmanship, and well deserved too.
As the Beatles nearly sang:
Try to see it my way,
Do I have to keep on bailing till I can't go on?
While you see it your way,
You won't stop rowing though our boat may soon be down.
We can bail it out,
We can bail it out.
Why don't you just stop rowing.
You can just carry on and still you think that it's all right.
But the water's inflowing,
We must bail like hell and get it dry, or say good night.
We can work it out,
We can work it out.