The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Spring Rowing 8s 4s 2s and 1s

The annual spring rowing event, staged by the Abingdon rowing club, is one thing I don't see advertised in Abingdon, but it brings in 'those in the know' from places like Marlow, Maidenhead, Henley, Reading, Wallingford, Oxford and Evesham.

Today's first time trials began soon after 9:30 when it was still cool. During the day the sky cleared and the sun beamed on the afternoon rowers.

Boats set off at intervals from near Culham...

The finish is 2KM upstream near the blue boat house on Wilsham Road.

Then follows a more leisurely row past some of Abingdon's most famous buildings

and back under Burford Bridge to Rye Farm meadow where the landing stages are positioned.


Anonymous Alan Lovedog said...

hope the breeze was in the right direction today - we had a fair bit earlier.

19 April 2009 20:58  

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