THE Rogue Prawns of Lyme Regis completed the Great River Race in London last Saturday for the second year in a tow.
This year was the 31st time this annual rowing event was held, which involves towing fixed seat craft up the Thames from the Millwall docks area to Ham House in Richmond – a trip of 22 miles which passes under 28 bridges.
The crew of friends, all current or ex-gig rowers, competed in their River Teign Seine boat ‘Eclipse’ and completed the course in a little over three hours. They came 69th of 320 boats overall and 5th of 13 in their class, both of which were improvements on last year.
At the start of the year, the team decided to try and help with the promotion of a local business so the ‘Eclipse’ sported new logos promoting both Gyle 59 and Cellar 59, the brewery and bar in Broad Street, Lyme Regis, run by Amanda and Jon who brew and sell craft beer in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
The team would like to thank them for their support.
The group, who row all year around, have another couple of long distance adventures planned this year before returning to the Teignmouth Seine boat series next year and a third visit to London.