BSC members John and Di Rogers have once again done a fantastic job of organising the Maldon Little Ship Club’s annual Sponsored Row which this year raised over £6000 for the RNLI.
The club was well represented at the New Year’s Day event despite the strong wind and rain; ‘Jolly Roger-John Rogers’ rowed in his traditional Pirate outfit. Mike, Anni, Luke and Guy Ridsdill-Smith put in a sterling effort on their Stand-Up-Paddle boards feeling the wind in their hula skirts dressed as Hawaiians winning 2nd Prize for Fancy Dress. They also won most money raised by an individual – a brilliant £500. Harley Swann rowed to victory again winning the Under 15 Trophy and Tommy Mills was first Rubber Dinghy.
Rorie and Frankie Ash joined friends Tom and Sophie Clayton (Marconi Sailing Club) and won the prize for Best Fancy Dress as Cindarella. They also won 2nd Prize for most money raised (£850) and 2nd Coxed Boat despite the vessel suffering from a tremendous amount of drag. Maldon’s Mayor was delighted to receive a kiss from one of the Ugly Sisters at the prize giving held in the warmth of the MLSC clubhouse.
Rob, Monkey, Julie and Zoe kindly braved the cold to provide safety cover in two of the sailing club’s RIBs and laid race marks. The race this year included a Gig Race for the first time in its 35 year history. Click here for Full Race Report and Full Race Results and Race Photo Gallery.