The Lower Thames Rowing Club, again attended the Carrow Cup, organised by Norwich Rowing Club, in force. The club took 5 boats and 23 crew to take part in this annual event. The crews of mixed ages and gender all performed to their best and the club took a clean sweep of the first three places with impressive times.
First Place – Hornet – Crew Tony Peck, Graham Binner, Andy Newnhan, William Peck – Time 18 mins 21 Seconds
Second Place – Victory – Crew Vanesa Bradford, Anna Pajaron, Michelle Edwards, Laura Dunmow, Pat Woodbury – Time 18 mins 22 Seconds
Third Place – Leigh Ho – Crew David Large, John Riddle, Mark Futcher, Jo Murray – 18 mins 30 Seconds
The event dates back to 1813 when Norwich Boat men would compete for prize money in the city. The race over the traditional course between Pulls Ferry and the eastern end of the cut at Broadland Rowing Club Club has a separate division (class) for traditional boats ranging from fixed seat gigs to skiffs.