Nottinghamshire County Council Legacy Fund brings more boats to Nottingham Rowing Club

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 17:57 Written by Administrator

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County Councillor John Cottee and his wife launched five new boats supplied by local firm Oarsport based in Ruddington.The money for the craft came from the County Council Legacy Fund and very much keeps alive the impetus given to rowing on Trentside by the splendid results at the 2012 Olympics on Dorney Lake. Councillor Cottee was the portfolio holder when the grant was awarded and the Nottingham Rowing Club Committee felt he was the ideal man for the task.

Four sculling boats and a coxless pair were launched.The sculling boats were part of the new Red Fleet backing up the existing Blue Fleet and were named 'Red October,'Red Herring','Red Nose' and Red Robin'. The Pair was named  Andrew Wilson' after a distinguished Club Vice President and Club supporter.

The Red and Blue fleets will be in action in the Small Boats Head on the Trent on November 3rd.Division 1 over a distance of 5,450m begins at 11.00am from Clifton Grove and finishes at the Forest Ground.Division 2 at 2.00pm, begins at Clifton Bridge and is over a distance of 3,850m. Nottigham Rowing Club intend to boat a very strong team.