Our RAID was to start this morning but unfortunately strong winds, cold temperatures and a continuous downpour forced us to cancel today. It was very disappointing, especially since some members of the Quinte Rowing Club were going to accompany us with a quad and a safety boat with additional crew. We will now start out from Belleville on Monday, skipping the first stage in order to stick to our planned schedule. The Trenton to Belleville row might be completed as a separate row at a later date.
In preparation for today’s row, we had trailered the boats to Trenton yesterday afternoon where we had a great meeting with the Trenton Rowing & Paddling Club. One of the skiffs was launched and 8 members from their club got a chance to experience rowing in a St Ayles skiff. The response was very positive.
Looking ahead to next week, the weather improves considerably.