National Sea Scout Pulling and Canoeing Regatta

posted 6 Oct 2016, 08:19 by Dave Tomlin

Rather early one Sunday morning a group of yawning scouts and Explorers set off down to London to take part in the National Sea Scout Pulling and Canoeing Regatta. It was the first time 2nd Warwick have participated in the event and we put teams in all events except for the under 12's. Racing took place along the Thames adjacent to Leadner Sea Scout Unit.

It was a bit of a learning exercise of where to go, what to do etc. However we got our act together and started to win a number of the preliminary rounds.

Everyone did particularly well, seeing we were in strange boats and unfamilliar with the river.

Our biggest success of the day was Sam's win in the under 14's kayak - so he is now our own 'National Champion'.

It was a good experience to mix with other Sea Scout Units and Sea Rangers, some we knew already, some new.

A bit tired we all piled into the bus for the long jouney home and a few KFC buckets on the way.

Well done to everyone who went.