Picton Clinker & Classic Boat Club
WAIRAU RIVER RUN
Our recent run on the Wairau River Feb 6th was very pleasant. A fleet of 9 boats, 17 crew. The launching at Blenheim Rowing Club went well and we headed up stream with the tide led by Roger Randall in ‘Riverdance “. We got up to the confluence of Spring Creek and the Wairau. We stopped for lunch on a nice flat landing above the bridge where there are willows for shade. Not too bad at all. After lunch we took a run downstream to Roses Overflow joins the river. Although breezy, the river is quite sheltered on the upper reaches by the banks and willows.
Murray Sparrow had his first outing in his 10 footer. After spending some years in a shed she was surprisingly water tight on the day.
Les & John in “Leshirley”