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Loch Venachar

May 1, 2011

Around 30 people travelled to Loch Venachar near Callander on Saturday to have a row around and  day out whilst Alex weatherheads relative done a sponsored row. The sponsored row was part of the funding for the tall ships race in which he is taking part. The 16 year old and his father both Sculled Boatie rows down and back up the Bottom half of Loch Venachar whilst Alex finally set foot in one of the boats he helped build. The Other boat Boatie Blest was out on the water at the same time and for the rest of the afternoon both boats were rowed around the Loch to take in the beautiful landscape.  (Pictures to follow)

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  1. Gill Thomson permalink
    May 1, 2011 11:24 am

    I would just like to say a very Big Thankyou to everyone who came up to Loch Venechar yesterday to support Lewis on his sponsored row, we appreciated it was a long way for you all to travel! We all had a fantastic day, with plenty sunshine and beautiful scenery to help the day along. We were very proud of Lewis’s achievements but it wouldnt have been possible without the amazing hard work and commitment you all obviously put in to Boatie Blest! Well done everyone.
    We will let you know how he gets on in the next part of his adventure, sailing from Norway to Sweden then back to Inverness at the end of July, begining of August.
    Thanks again and good luck to you all for your racing season ahead.
    Gill, David, Lewis and Chloe Thomson

    • May 2, 2011 10:04 pm

      We all had a great day and wish Lewis all the very best for his big adventure. How exciting!

  2. Lewis Thomson permalink
    May 1, 2011 10:26 pm

    I would just like to thank everyone who was on my training sessions. A special thanks to Gareth who helped me as he served as the cox during training. Not knowing what to expect before i started rowing, i was slightly unsure, however after the first few times i thoroughly enjoyed it. Without the rowing i would not have raised the sponsor money needed for the Tall Ships Race, so for that i am very grateful and want to say thanks to everyone who turned up on Saturday. It was a great day, the weather was fantastic and so was the atmosphere. A big Thankyou to you all !!!!! 🙂

  3. May 3, 2011 12:02 am

    It sounds like an inspired and appropriate idea for a fundraiser.

    If Lewis is on the Tall Ships Race leg that comes into Greenock tell him he and his crew are welcome to come down to Royal West. We are hoping there will be a good number of Boatie Blest members at Royal West that weekend.

    Adam Graham
    Royal West

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