After a prolonged absence due to the repercussions of the December storm when we've been more visible in the gym than on the beach, NBRC is back on the water with thanks to our very kind friends from Eyemouth who have lent us a boat while ours are under maintenance/build/repair.
Despite pessimistic predictions from the meteorological section of the club, 1st January saw the 2013 N.B.R.C. rowing program get off to an excellent start with two crack crews under the stern command of Robbie 'world championships? what world championships?' Wightman setting forth in the Skiff John B to put on a fine show of precision rowing in front of the large crowd assembled for the traditional New Year's Day Loony Dook. The John B, which thankfully seems to be unaffected by its recent adventures, then provided a fine platform from which to view the idiots^H^H^H^H^H^H doughty spirits taking part in the dook, amongst whose number were several members of N.B.R.C. easily identifiable by their permanent blueish complexion and mild cases of frostbite. The John B was then returned to its temporary berth on Anchor Green and as a precaution against further effects of exposure, several medicinal libations of an alcoholic nature were consumed.
All in all, an excellent start to the year and it is to be hoped that the favourable rowing conditions will continue and that we will see many more members showing up to the Sunday club sessions.
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