Foreword by Race Organiser Nick Hurford…….
I had the honour of being the OTRC ‘member in charge’ for the Peterborough sum-mer sprint regatta on the Sunday – a position that I was encouraged to take with a mild bit of persuasion by Simon, I also volunteered for towing the trailer and again a first for me with OTRC – I can tell you that a little bit of nervousness crept in about this I might say! Although I have experience with towing racing boats with my previous club and knew I could do it all OK – but still I didn’t want any mishaps and to be known as a wrecker of boats or equipment!
Anyway on the Saturday afternoon I knew that I was now fully committed to my duties and with my ‘I’m now in charge frown on’ and clipboard in hand we loaded up the trailer with a small number boats all done by a keen team of just five eager racers.
To add to my nervousness of towing the trailer I knew that the Warmington to Oundle part of the A605 had been closed for roadworks that weekend and I had to tow the trailer along some tight county back roads to Peterborough
Read the full report here – Peterborough Summer Regatta – August 2017