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Not long now everyone !

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Oarsome, Gertie and ROK should be heading home to join Dick at Wiseman's once the clocks have gone forward.

Date to be confirmed with a social event to celebrate our return to Wiseman's, and hopefully another safe season on the water!

Keeping it "Long & Strong"

 

10th MARCH 2015 - Follow "Gertie" from Saundersfoot Harbour along the bay and through the GAP in Monkstone Point. All the way to Tenby, around the Lifeboat and Goscar Rock. Then home again through the GAP. Cold and icy but worth it.

 

 






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London Great River Race – 21.6miles - 12th September 2014

   


It was that time of year again. Wiseman`s Bridge annual pilgrimage up the M4, across the Severn Bridge in convoy towing the fleet to yet another GRR. A large greasy breakfast is always top priority on this away trip with the compulsory stop at Chippenham trucker’s café which, if you haven’t tried, is a must next time you’re on the M4 Junction 17. `Tell` them Johnny D from Wiseman’s sent you!

Our destination again this year was Ham House, Richmond, London. This was the finish line for the 6th year in a row that the club has attended this amazing festival of rowing craft from all around Europe. The normal chaos of unloading and launching the boats then commenced with all clubs helping each other with the task at hand, but with many GRR veterans present the boats were soon afloat and ready for towing down river to the start line at Millwall, London Docklands.

This year, 3 Celtics were filled and the logistics and organising carried out by Nikki “Brian” Nelson. Fancy dress is a key ingredient to a successful GRR , and in previous years Wiseman’s have sported “Where’s Wally” costumes , Retro “Flashdance” leg warmers and sweat bands and Cavemen & Cavewomen (with clubs). This year’s theme was in honour of David Hasslehoffs 90’s classic TV series “Baywatch”, so with “Hoff’s Heroes”, “Hoff’s Harem” and “Hoff’s Hotties” assembled, Wiseman’s were ready to take on the Thames and all of London’s bridges.

With several GRR virgins amongst the crews, the pre-race atmosphere with different boats and rowers in fancy dress gave the start line a real carnival buzz. Once on the water, coxes need eyes in the backs of their heads to avoid one of the 330 rowing craft, all attempting to keep out of the way and wait for their number to be called forward to the start cannon. The 3 Wiseman’s crews had managed to find a gap alongside each other ready for the start of the Celtic longboat category and all had an excellent start with the senior ladies crew Hoff’s Hotties in “Oarsome no.32” taking the lead, closely followed by the men’s crew Hoff’s Heroes in “ROK no.5” with the vet ladies crew Hoff’s Harem in “Gertie no.30” a whisker behind.

Each boat and crew had an amazing race and did themselves and the club proud, with every Wiseman’s boat coming in under the 3hour mark. Out of a field of 38 Celtics the men slugged it out to an incredible 8th place (45th from 330) in 2hrs 26min 37sec. Our senior ladies cruised in at 11th place (56th from 330) in 2hrs 32min 32sec, and in doing so set a new ladies record and won their category. And our lovely vet ladies and Alan set a new club vet record with a 29th place finish out of 38 Celtics (159th from 330) in 2hrs 50min 04sec.

With tears, blisters and stories to share from every crew, true Wiseman’s style their stories were all told with a cold beer in the beer tent afterwards. Special mentions to Captain Mark for coxing the ladies to victory and making them cry, Natalie for passaging the entire race to allow the ladies the chance to bring the trophy home, Sian for her megaphone support from the riverbank, Gary and Bryony for towing and Nikki for arranging everything else.
And finally, Llanion Warriors Rowing Club produced not only a fantastic race coming 2nd mixed crew home, but also winning the fancy dress competition for their “Cheerleaders” with our “Lifeguards” getting 2nd place, even after we saved one of their lives ?

The Crews:

Men Senior – Hoff’s Heroes – Ready Oar Knot No.5: Simon, Kevin, Andrew, Jake, Jim, Gary – 2hrs 26min 37sec
Ladies Senior – Hoff’s Hotties – Oarsome No.32 Cox: Mark, Nikki, Elen, Sarah, Bryony, Natalie - Passenger - 2hrs 32min 32sec – 1st ladies crew
Ladies Vet (and Alan) – Hoff’s Harem – Dirty Gertie No.30: Alan, Caroline, Diane, Libby, Angela, JoJo – 2hrs 50min 04sec

Big thank you to everyone who took part and made this yet another Great Wiseman’s River Race.


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