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JUNE MEETING

 

THE GREAT GASS BOAT RACE

Teston Lock to East Farleigh

 

 

TEN SEAHAWK DINGHIES SET SAIL ON THE MEDWAY

GASS purchased 10 of these excellent inflatable dinghies featured above in preparation for the big race.

 

 

WE MET IN THE VICTORY PUB EAST FARLEIGH

WE TOOK TO THE WATER AT TESTON

WE RACED FOR HOURS!

I COUNTED THEM ALL OUT - AND I COUNTED THEM ALL IN AGAIN

WE RETURNED TO THE VICTORY - VICTORIOUS!

 

It was a hell of a race, down to the wire, a competition between titans -

The top two teams were a 6'2" fit bricklayer and a farmer/gardener who works physically every day,

rowing against a desk-bound accountant and a 70 year old who has not even run for a bus since 1970.

 

AND GUESS WHO WON?

 

Yup - the bookkeeper and the septuagenarian ......

 

GO FIGURE!

 

Sadly, there was a technical issue at the finish when the bookie and the oldie forgot to carry their oars over the finish line, shame!

Therefore the amazing win was overturned by the appeal committee and they declared Nick Jenkins and John Brice the winners.

 

A small video should explain things

 

 

 

 

And a few snaps courtesy of Don

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

Sailing off into the evening sun - beautiful!

 

 

Capn' Blackheart and Uncle Albert prepare to set sail - 20 minutes after the actual race departed

 

  

 

The winners and the runners-up - you choose which is which.

 

A great race, and a lovely dinner afterwards.