The RCODs are Back! 14 Jul 2020
In normal times the RCOD fleet would be preparing for its Summer Regatta this weekend where we would be joined by our sister fleet at the Royal Burnham.
Sadly, but unsurprisingly, this regatta, which would have celebrated our 85th anniversary, has been deferred to next year and John Waterhouse is currently trying to pin down a date.
All rather disappointing, but at least the fleet was in the water on Saturday for a three race Covid compliant shakedown series in beautiful conditions. It was worth the wait and we will repeat the formula on July 25th. With the wind from the west, it allowed for three perfect short windward/leeward courses with the Waples team – Justin, Amanda and Ella – claiming the honours.
With the water being so warm, and with only one day of racing, we are already starting to consider having another coat of anti fouling. Global warming is clearly having its impact on the river and our wallet.