Newent Summer Team/ Rowing The Wye Trow 20th August 2013

Rowing the Wye Trow " The Hereford Bull" 20th August 20th 2013

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Wye Trow 20th August 2013


Fifteen gallant oarsman took to the water in the Hereford Bull, the Wye Trow built for the 2012 Royal Pageant.

In regal style, steered by Captain Horatio Fortnam, the vessel navigated the choppy waters of Dummonds Drub.

The lake, more familiar as the graveyard for lost balls from the eighteenth hole at the adjoining golf club, was the setting for a very enjoyable meeting.

The club is grateful to Commander Rob Shields from Hereford Sea Cadets and his two able assistants Conor and Jamie for guiding us through the intricacies of trow sailing and being a fount of knowledge on the story of this specially-built craft.

The long term aim is to provide waterborne experiences for schools and youth groups as well as the sea cadets who are using it at present. It will be at Dummonds Drub until a permanent mooring is built in Hereford.