During the week we get out on the water Tuesday and Thursday mornings for our recreational rows which includes some training, cox instruction and impromptu races. Most Sundays, for a change of pace, we row around Waupoos Island which lies directly in front of the marina. The island has few human inhabitants but at this time of year its populated by over 2,000 sheep. It’s approximately a 10K row and on a good day we can make the rounding in just over an hour. Today the conditions were ideal and we had two full crews.
The new footstretchers on Sea Spirit have proven to be a big improvement on the original design so we are now in the process of retrofitting Sea Shadow. Also, another set of oars is under construction to the same dimensions as the last set built for Sea Spirit. The longer inboard length, better balance and more flexibility were much appreciated by the rowers.