An excited crew gathered early this morning at the Club to head off to London. The boat & trailer looked fantastic and the crew were in very good spitits. There to see them off was the Depute Lord Lieutenant, Alastair MacMillan. The crew have arrived safely in London and are lodging with Duncan Graham this evening before setting up camp at their designated launch site.

Tomorrow evening the Lord Lieutenant and his wife will be accompanied by the Club President, Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart, to meet and spend some time with the crew.

The boat is featured in the official Pagaent guide and can be downloaded at the following webpage:
http://www2.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org/FlotillaParticipantsLogin.aspx?ReturnUrl=~%2fFlotillaParticipants.aspx

2 Responses to “Diamond Jubilee Crew travel to London”

  1. Hi

    Wonderfull to see Whiteforeland restored and in the Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Congratulations!

    In 1974 Diana (nee Paterson) and I were rowed, separately, in Whiteforeland and Zebra over to Kilcreggan where we married in the Registry Office by the shore and then we all went up to the Hotel to celebrate, returning in a very merry state in Whiteforeland. A marvellous day.

    Does Zebra still exist? Good also to see that heavy four rowing has been revived at RWSABC. Had some great times rowing all over the Firth of Clyde.

    We are now living in Australia and have gone our seperate ways but the Pageant and Whiteforeland entry brought back great memories for both of us.

    Regards
    David Hill

    • David,

      Thank you for you comments about the crew in London on Sunday. They arrived back at the Club around 10pm last night and Whiteforeland is back in the shed next to Zebra. That is a great story about your wedding and I will bring it up in the bar this week. Sure there will be folk who remember it.

      The recent deveolpment in rowing at the Club has focused on the new St.Ayles Skiffs but this has spread to other boats in the fleet. I too was brought up taking trips in Zebra and the pairs. I have rowed round Arran, Mull and Jura as well as shorter weekend trips. Our new Captain missed out on those trips in his youth but has decided to revive them in the coming years.Watch out for articles on the website.

      There will be an article today on the events of the weekend and on 30th June we are planning a major reception for the crew. Stay in touch.

      Adam Graham
      Hon. Secretary
      Royal West of Scotland ABC

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