After a week of steady recuperation and training, I felt much more prepared to tackle the Sark to Jersey Offshore Rowing race than my previous outing for the GRC Clameur Challenge.
I had company on this voyage. Jon Sexton had kindly agreed that ‘Mogul Duster’ would act as my guard boat for the event with Kevin Lajoie also volunteering to help out.
The preparation over the past week seemed to pay off. I had a strong race where the same level of fatigue which hit me in the previous shorter race never appeared. I had also done my research on navigation so knew where I was heading.
The Glow boat took class line honours finishing in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 35 seconds, more than 4 minutes inside the previous record. A superb way to close out a great Offshore Rowing season.
I had a small GPS on board, you can see the track of the route I took here.
I was also lucky in that Kevin Lajoie is the man behind Aerial-i meaning that there were some great images from the event. You can see more of his work at the Aerial-i website or via the Aerial-i Facebook page.
Moored up overnight in St Helier.
Ready for an early start and the return journey.
Some fancy kite flying by Aerial-i.
Made it back just in time before the marina closed, time for brunch.