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Training boat boost for Beccles

PUBLISHED: 11:32 23 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:36 01 August 2010

Beccles Rowing Club has recently taken delivery of a new single sculling boat.

The purchase was funded by grants from the Geoffrey Watling Trust and 'Awards for All' and club fund-raising, in particular a sponsored row from Oulton Broad to Beccles by the junior members which raised over £300.

Beccles Rowing Club has recently taken delivery of a new single sculling boat.

The purchase was funded by grants from the Geoffrey Watling Trust and 'Awards for All' and club fund-raising, in particular a sponsored row from Oulton Broad to Beccles by the junior members which raised over £300.

The boat is a training racer, more stable than a fine racing shell, but more challenging and faster than a wide training boat. It will allow beginners to make the next step towards rowing a fine racing boat, whilst also providing a stable platform for those who just enjoy a leisurely paddle on the river.

Whether your aim is to improve your fitness, try a new challenge, get a bit of fresh air or to compete in the next Olympics rowing could be the sport for you. The club will be hosting an open day and taster session on Sunday, from 10am at the site off Pudding Moor.

Anyone who is interested is invited to go and have look around and see the facilities. There will be refreshments available. For younger rowers, from 11 up, the club's British Rowing qualified coach, Alan Bright, runs junior training sessions on Wednesdays after school and Sunday mornings.

For details, click on www.becclesrowingclub.co.uk or contact John Cowan at jacowan4@googlemail.com or Alan Bright at ambright@btinternet.com for more information.

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