Beccles

Rowing 2019

Joint Convenors: Sally & Peter Norfolk and Gus Riley

Our Planned 2019 Schedule

Autumn Day-time Rowing Fridays; September, October, November, 10:00 to 12:00.
Venue: TS Brave, Sea Cadet Unit, Fen Lane, Beccles. (Opp Travis Perkins).
Cost: For each session, we each make a £3 contribution to the Sea Cadet funds.

Organisation & Membership

Numbers: We have 2 whalers (5 or 6 crew) available, plus a number of 2-man canoes - so we can have up to 12 rowers plus 8 other members in canoes, on the water at a time.
Our Boats: Have a look at the diagram of the Trinity 500 below (and in the sidebar on the right); that's the boat we use - and it is the modern version of the traditional naval "whaler".
Just click on the diagram to enlarge it.
T500 Layout and Parts
Our "Whaler"!
Applications: We are happy to receive applications from new members. Just use the "BIRD" to get in touch.
Attendance: All registered members are free to attend as often as they like. Come when you can; don't bother to let us know in advance; turn up 10 minutes early; and let's enjoy the summer on the water.
Experience and Fitness: NO previous experience is required and NO great level of fitness is needed either - though you do need to be reasonably agile to climb down into the boats, using short ladders and then to maintain your balance on board.
We hope we can cope with anything, so long as YOU are able to give it a go; can count up to FOUR; and bring your sense of humour.
What do we get up to? See below for occasional reports and photos of our current activities.
We also retain some earlier photos; to see any picture as a full screen image, just click on it.

Safety

Our Rowing Group is not a dangerous activity, but please read the notes in the sidebar, so that you are aware of (A) the potential hazards that do exist, and (B) our plans to minimise them.
We need YOU to help US to keep EVERYONE safe.

LATEST NEWS FROM YOUR CONVENORS Most recent update 16 September

16 September Message from Convenor Sally

We had a beautiful morning on Friday 13th for our outing to (and from!) Outney Meadow...it couldn’t have been better. Fourteen members came, some wearing black and white to echo the cattle(!).

We had 4 three seaters and 1 two seater Canadian canoes. We were given buoyancy aids and a paddle and off we went. The reflections and colours were lovely. Some canoes stopped and linked together to share a mid-morning snack, others found a place to get out....

The whole trip took 3 hours; a marvellous day out.

NB Photos to follow - watch this space!

03 September Message from Convenors Sally & Peter

Ahoy everyone,

Just a reminder that we are now into daytime rowing. We’ll try to get away by 10.00am each week so meet, as usual, in good time to prepare the whalers for our use.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Cheers, Sally and Peter

AND here are some photographic reminders of the Summer 2019 season. Many thanks to our "Happy Snappers!"

26 July from Convenor Sally

The pictures below were taken by Ed and John. Many thanks for keeping us supplied with such great reminders of some splendid evenings on the river.

Crew in the Setting Sun Leaving the Pump House
Breaktime at the Pump House A Glorious Sunset
Canoe in the trees Family gathering Where is my dinner? All is Calm
Capturing the Crocodile! Family Spectators Landing the Crocodile!

22 April - from Convenor Gus

Michelle was kind enough to share the photograph below, A lovely start to the Easter weekend.

Easter Bonnets - before the start
The Easter Parade
Leaving the cut Even the canoe got an outing At Sandy
A great day out And the canoe came too View of Sandy's Retreat

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.

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Beccles History 1500-1900 Beginners Spanish 2
Bridge Canasta
Church Explorers Classical Music Appreciation 1
Classical Music Appreciation 2 Coffee Morning
Computer Confidence Group Creative Writing
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English Country Dancing Family History
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Improvers Spanish iPad Users
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Italian for improvers Jazz Appreciation
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Page Editing Philosophy/History of Ideas
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