Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Difficult launching at Lloret de Mar


My rowing team had a hard time of it at last weekend’s regattas at Lloret de Mar. The recent north easterlies had brought a large swell which, arriving at a steep beach surged alarmingly. Sometimes the undertow left the boat’s sterns grinding in the sand while their bows were lifted high in the air.


I didn’t go but my team mate Inma, who sent me the photos, said, (roughly translated), ‘It was a hard day, the sea was impressive and every time we had to board and launch it was like doing a penance. We applauded every time a team arrived safely at the beach. We didn’t have a very good day, the sea state did for our lane but all four boats got round and we’re still in the lead overall.’

Photos by ‘el club de rem, Palamos’ and Karma Quilez.

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Osbert said...

Hi Ben

That's quite something! And we thought Scottish Coastal Rowing was a bit wild sometimes. But it does look warmer with you.

Thomas Armstrong said...

Looks intense, but thrilling as well. How did the day go?

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