Making friends abroad
June was a busy month for Broadland. Not only we were travelling across the country for regatta racing, some members were busy meeting other clubs and the start of a new tradition.
Explore the Broads was an event where crews from a range of clubs got together and rowed from Oulton Broad to Norwich over a weekend. Frances from Broadland played a key part in starting this fantastic new event and her crew included members from Southampton, West Norfolk , our neighbours from the Yare club and also from Canada!
We were also visited by a large group of Dutch rowers who brought their collection of spectacular boats, arranged beautifully on their trailer and put ours to shame! Their colourful kit was also admired by many. They kindly repaid the favour by inviting us back. Sue and Frances went to Utrecht and were treated to 2 days of rowing the canals there, to Amsterdam. They had a fabulous time and got through some tricky, tight spaces under the Dutch bridges!