After the arrival of Ben Fogle and James Cracknell’s boat, it was all hands to the pump to try and get to Henley Regatta.
After getting her checked over and being told she ‘should’ float, we got her in the water and were relieved to see she actually did. Major embarrassment avoided!
We took her up the Henley course and moored her up outside Upper Thames Rowing Club where we received some serious interest from the passing crowd. Many came on board for photos with us.
We slept in the boat on Saturday night and had a dreadful nights sleep. Seriously cramped in there and some serious snoring going on! Not ideal but it was good to get a feel for the conditions we will be under out at sea. All in all, a great weekend and great to get some publicity going.