DRONE CAPTURES NOTTINGHAM ROWING CLUB'S ARMADA

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Monday, 23 May 2016 09:46 Written by Administrator Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:20

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On Saturday 21st May Nottingham Rowing Club, founded in 2006, celebrated its tenth anniversary and members poured onto the River Trent and rowed together in eights, fours, pairs and sculls in the largest display of local boats ever.

The 'Armada' was filmed by High Performance coach Dez Atkins using a drone hovering over the flotilla. The footage has amazing pictures of the great range of boats on the water, from crews preparing for the National Schools Regatta to veterans from the 60s and recreational rowers - ages ranged from 16 to 86!

The rowpast was followed by a barbecue lunch at the clubhouse organised by club manager Mark Cooke and his wife Julie. The festivities included a presentation of engraved glassware to retiring club President Keith Atkinson by Vice-President Tony Lorrimer, recording his 40 years of service and his achievement of rowing round the world on an indoor rowing machine over the past 20 years.

The  retiring President, who has MS, said: "Thank you for your support.It's not been easy but I got by with a little help from my friends."

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Below: Keith Atkinson (right) receives a commemorative engraved crystal vase from Tony Lorrimer in recognition of his 40 years' service as President of Nottingham Rowing Club

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Below: photographs of the 'armada' from the club's coaching launch

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Below: aerial  photographs of the 'armada' from the drone

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