Henley Whalers - Annual Long Row - 2018
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Possible "English/Medway Raid" 2019 .
Date - October 20th & 21st (& Fri 19th) - Maybe full, but sign up in "Reserves" on the "CBS" for a chance of a single day.
Subscription - Probably about £10 per person per day, to cover slipway, moorings, towage, research site-vists, lock and bridge keys, etc. - TBC - Don't pay till asked.
Saturday - Car shuffling - Details TBC. Schedule TBC.
Or train to Newbury.
Car shuffling - Details TBC. Schedule TBC. Or train to Theale.
Misc info sources and technical stuff:-
Overnight mooring Saturday - near Theale Swing Bridge?
Final mooring Sunday - UTRC.
Canal Guide.co.uk - Kennet & Avon . History. Route description with pictures
NAVIGATION, etc - (Data being collected - PLEASE SEND ANY USEFUL LINKS.)
(Canal Guide = Nope) - ("Waterways Routes" = nope)
2018 would be the 351st anniversary of the Battle of the Medway (The Dutch inflicted one of the worst ever defeats on the British Navy)
(Canal Guide = Nope)? - ("Waterways Routes" = nope)
Slipways - Top end
Bottom end - At Thames, need to consider - Tide height & direction. Possible slipways.
Bob has kindly offered to do the on-site research for this region, and currently suggests:-
1. Friday PM: Launch at Lee Valley Marina (Stanstead Abbots) public slipway see Boatlaunch
Both the above are shorter than our normal two day rows, but we’d need to add time to reach whatever slipway we finish at and possibly account for the tide. If Poplar Rowing Club, we could potentially choose to emerge at whichever of Limehouse or Bow gives us the best passage to the slipway for the state of the tide."
Boatlaunch . Use the map to find slipway then details.
River & Canal Licensing - A list of authorities.
Canal Guide.co.uk - Online guides to many UK canals & canalised rivers...
Canal Plan.org.uk - Maps of many waterways.
Jim Shead Waterways . Distances. Details, Pictures (loads). Links. Interactive map.
Waterway Routes.co.uk . A source of cruising maps to buy.