Cutters Visit Dittons Skiff and Punting Club

posted 22 Aug 2018, 04:17 by Ron Williams

On Sunday 19th August the Cutters were invited to row skiffs and try punting on the Thames by the DSPC. A fabulous day was had with wonderful, friendly hosting from the DSPC who gave us food and drinks. We very much look forward to them visiting us soon.

Dell Quay to Bosham

posted 25 Jul 2018, 11:04 by Chris Partridge

Langstone Cutters took the Solent Galleys to Dell Quay and rowed round to Bosham for ice cream in glorious sunshine. On our way past Itchenor we met up with the Sailing Club rowing section in their smart navy blue Celtic Long Boat. Here they are leaving Bosham with cox’n Chris Blevins swinging his legs inboard.

Beach Party at East Head

posted 22 Jul 2018, 07:00 by Chris Partridge

Christine Ball writes: Langstone Cutters enjoyed a day out to East Head, leaving on the dropping tide and arriving back on the rising tide having enjoyed a great row spotting seals, swimming, playing boules, flying a kite, having a BBQ and generally having a relaxing happy Saturday in the amazing July weather.

Race to Puffin Island

posted 18 Jul 2018, 03:43 by Chris Partridge

Christine Ball reports: Beaumaris rowing club hosted the fifth round Puffin Island rowing race for WSRA Celtic Longboats. The day was extremely hot with light breeze, which made for unusually calm waters.  12 boats rowed from Beaumaris, along the scenic Menai Strait around the majestic Puffin Island and back through Puffin sound, to return to Beaumaris. 10 miles in all. Langstone Cutters (from left, Dave, me, Jenny, Rachel and Steve) were kindly loaned a boat and entered a mixed veteran crew, coming 2nd in this category, 8th overall and made it the first international race. 
We enjoyed a very friendly welcome, an amazingly hot row, with breathtaking views of mountains and wild life to distract us! Seals, Cormorants, Guillemots and Puffins, were seen. We were then given a lovely lunch, followed by the prize giving. 

Fun 16 Mile Row to Porchester Castle for a Picnic

posted 6 Jul 2018, 05:22 by Ron Williams

Fun row to Porchester Castle in this fantastic weather where we had the first course of our picnic. Because of the tide we had to return to the boat park where we had our second course. Many thanks Chris for the great organisation.

Summer Sunny Rows

posted 1 Jul 2018, 01:56 by Ron Williams

The Cutters had two fabulous rows in gorgeous sunny weather. Friday swimming at the Ferryboat and Saturday Ice cream at Emsworth. LOVELY!!

Galley Rally

posted 28 Jun 2018, 09:10 by Chris Partridge

The Cutters took Langstone Lady to Portsmouth Harbour to meet the Solent Shovellers in Joyce, a lovely galley sporting a recent varnish job. Impressive! 
We had brunch at the Salt Shack cafe in Wicormarine, including delicious sausage rolls yum yum.

Row to Cuttle Fish Bay (as named by Cheryl)

posted 6 Jun 2018, 00:25 by Ron Williams

Great row thanks Phil passed Emsworth down Chichester Harbour towards HISC. As we were rowing one boat four up against the wind and tide we took a diversion by Verner to a beach spotted by Christine. After navigating the shallow waters, we found it deserted and with the lovely weather we had lunch and a game of boules using different coloured stones and a cuttle fish as a jack. (improvised by Marcus). Cheryl called the beach Cuttle Fish Bay as it had many cuttle fish remains on it.

Hamble River Raid

posted 6 Jun 2018, 00:01 by Ron Williams

Once again their was success for the Cutters at The Hamble River Raid where the Sallyport Crew were the fastest 4 oared boat. In fact they were THE FASTEST OVERALL BOAT again. All boats did exceptionally well as the times shown below indicate. Well done all!
Sallyport        00:40:08 
Langstone Lady 00:46:39 
Lottie        00:45:48 
Millie        00:48:21 
Mabel        00:50:03 
Bonnie        00:56:20 
Bella        01:05:57 

Bank Holiday sun

posted 8 May 2018, 09:53 by Chris Partridge

A sparkling row on Langstone Harbour on Bank holiday Monday. Great to meet rowers from Tudor SC at the newly reopened Thatched House.

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