Gorey to Carteret

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It was time for something different within the rowing season.

I teamed up with Simon Marley, Paul Montague, Joe Paul and Neil Brennan to form a coxed fours boat to take part in the race from Gorey to Carteret.

Despite looking ideal at the start in Jersey, traditionally this race gets rougher the closer to France you get with crews quite often needing to be rescued.

Simon Marley, Paul Montague, James Briggs, Joe Paul, Neil Brennan, Rowing, Guernsey Rowing Club

Simon Marley, Paul Montague, James Briggs, Joe Paul, Neil Brennan, Rowing, Guernsey Rowing Club

The conditions for this race were not smooth this time round once again, although all managed to finish the course.

Simon Marley, Paul Montague, James Briggs, Joe Paul, Neil Brennan, Rowing, Guernsey Rowing Club

We had an escort for part of the way which caused a bit of disruption within the boat as we went into ‘sightseeing’ mode…

Simon Marley, Paul Montague, James Briggs, Joe Paul, Neil Brennan, Rowing, Guernsey Rowing Club

France soon came into view.

Simon Marley, Paul Montague, James Briggs, Joe Paul, Neil Brennan, Rowing, Guernsey Rowing Club

Simon Marley, Paul Montague, James Briggs, Joe Paul, Neil Brennan, Rowing, Guernsey Rowing Club

We crossed the line in just over two hours, chasing the Geomarine men’s fours crew who took line honours and were also representing the Guernsey Rowing Club.

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