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Records unrecorded, broken and lost in time

Records unrecorded, broken and lost in time

A surprise with MORE Loch Ness rowing history  Here’s a surprising extra layer of history for rowing records on Loch Ness. We took on the challenge to beat the unofficial time set by two Scots 26 years ago. Former World Lightweight Sculling champion Peter... Continue reading

Did you see us Nessie? A record after our monster Loch Ness row

Did you see us Nessie? A record after our monster Loch Ness row

Yesterday was an awesome, exhausting, record-breaking day! Loch Ness, the home to the legendary monster, has now given us our own legendary tale to tell. Following yesterday’s challenge, we officially hold the title for the fastest time rowing the length of Loch Ness. It’ll... Continue reading

Look out Nessie. We’re coming!

Look out Nessie. We’re coming!

Monster Rowing record attempt to begin today at 2pm  We can confirm that Jock Wishart’s 13 man crew will begin their attempt to beat a 26 year-old record for rowing Loch Ness at 2pm today (26th June). They will start from the Dores Inn... Continue reading

Stirring the monster – Loch Ness record attempt

Stirring the monster – Loch Ness record attempt

This summer I’m swapping sails for oars with a really exciting ‘first’ AND an attempt to break the 26 year-old record for rowing the length of Loch Ness. The ‘first’ is the first trainera rowing boat to come to the UK (that I am aware... Continue reading

What an amazing sailing season in 2018

What an amazing sailing season in 2018

It started off by winning all the main trophies in the Thames A rater at Bourne End Week including the Overall championships and Queens Cup in late May Thanks in the main to my crew Simon Blake and James Warren, who knew my mind... Continue reading

My Scots-dominated team bags yachting’s ‘most prestigious trophy’

My Scots-dominated team bags yachting’s ‘most prestigious trophy’

Yes! My team is celebrating, after winning one of sailing’s most prestigious trophies – The Commodores Cup. The crews of the “Celtic Team” were dominated by Scottish sailors who claimed their victory after a gruelling week of competition off the Isle of Wight.  The teams... Continue reading

Lord Mayor’s Row

Lord Mayor’s Row

It’s part of my make-up to help out if I possibly can. So, a year ago I found myself responding to a desperate call from an old sailing friend Bob Gatehouse. He is a senior figure at the city of London livery company of... Continue reading

River endurance record!

River endurance record!

Congratulations to Dave Mans and Rob Maltby from Lymington for an epic row into the record books. they completed the 165 mile journey down the navigable reaches of the river Thames in 3o hours and 5 minutes, beating the previous record by an incredible 6... Continue reading

The Row To The Pole – Ice, timing and nerve

The Row To The Pole – Ice, timing and nerve

From Day 12 of our 2011 expedition we were constantly on the alert for opportunities and hazards posed by the ice floes, particularly at narrowing points in the coastal channels. At these places the ice can pack in tightly and bar any potential to... Continue reading

The Row To The Pole – Reaching the ice

The Row To The Pole – Reaching the ice

On the Row To The Pole in 2011 we knew the ice would soon show itself, but our early days of the expedition could not have been more favourable. The seas were calm and we had a support boat shadowing us carrying a BBC... Continue reading