Saturday, 19 February 2011

Empty the Tanks in Boston, USA

Chris and I are representing Empty the Tanks and Team GB (along with 30 others from the UK) in Boston for the World Indoor Rowing Championships (also known as the Crash B's) on Sunday 20th February.

We had a rather interesting journey last night because as we were descending into Logan airport in Boston there was a huge bang and a flash on the plane. It was only when we landed safely we were informed by the pilot that our plane had been struck by lightening - it was a very surreal and slightly scary experience.

We attended the Team GB meeting at the Sonesta Hotel this morning to get briefed about what to expect at the Competition tomorrow. The majority of Team GB consists of about 20 Royal Navy rowers of all shapes, weights and ages - I imagine they will make a great cheering squad for all of the UK competitors during our races tomorrow.

After the Team GB talk a fantastic lunch was provided by Concept 2 for all international competitors which was brilliant. Lots of good quality food (fuel) buffet style was available then there were a number of speeches by the Crash B organisers - it was a great event.

The race is going out live on a webcast tomorrow, so you can check out the action. Follow this link:

Caroline Joynson - Master Women lightweight 30-39 - erg 3 at 14:30 (USA) 19:30 (UK)
Chris Venables - Senior Men lightweight 40-49 - erg 17 at 14:45 (USA) 19:45 (UK)

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