4 boats and 17 crew made the short journey to the Annual Maldon Little Ships Races, which raise money for the RNLI. This year the Maldon Little Ship Club’s efforts raised in excess of £7,500.
Whilst the cause, raising much needed funds for the RNLI is the most important, the crews train hard for the 7 mile race and this year Lower Thames Rowing Club again came away with the silverware, now some 4 years of winning this race.
First Gig places for both the men’s and ladies crews, with boats Victory and Proud Mary.
Mens crew, Graham, Biner, John Riddle, Dave Large, Simon Roberts and cox Linda Gaze with passenger Wilfie Biner.
Ladies crew Pat Woodberry, Laura Dunmow, Vanessa Bradford, Michelle Edwards and cox Michelle Holmes.
Spirit of Dunkirk came second in the Gig category with crew Mark Chinnery, Gary Fisher, Sid Viner, Ali Enver and Jim Skinner.
Leigh Ho, a skiff was also first in its category with crew of Sue Alder, Jo Murray, Dawn Henning and Linda Nawrat.
A great way to finish the year for the Lower Thames Rowing Club, which has seen it grow stronger, bigger and winning the silverware!