What a great day. The weather was simply lovely, a cloudless blue sky with a light breeze to keep it nice and cool. If the breeze had been in the east instead of right on the nose it would have been perfect.
Langstone Cutters' Gladys with her crew of Veterans over 60 (from the stern, Geoff Shilling, Chris Bream, Alan Robinson, Mike Gilbert and me), rowed a good time of roughly three hours (no official times yet) and held on to the trophy again. We also got the cup for the fastest Clayton skiff.
Ahead is Coigach Lass, a St Ayles Skiff that had just overtaken us (grrrrr). An impressive performance - the St Ayles skiffs are going to be very competitive in the GRR in future.
The picture was taken by Glyn Foulkes of Hamble River Rowers and there are a lot more here. And we also got on Captain JP's Log.
The Cutters were out in force with seven boats - all three Solent galleys, both Clayton Skiffs and a Teifi. The fastest was Bembridge, but they still came in a couple of minutes behind Gladys (a situation they have sworn to remedy next year. Good luck with that, guys).