Inspired by the 2012 Olympics the River Hamble Games took place at the weekend with events for Swimming, Rowing, Kayaking, Sailing and Running.
The Hamble gigs were out in force with the turning point just upstream from our vantage point aboard Matilda Emily. Above one of the fast crews have rounded the mark and are getting into their stride for the homeward leg.
Interestingly the rowing took place while the tide was slack, but earlier the open water swimming took place at the height of the flood. The 30 or so swimmers were making progress against incoming tide but it looked like hard work, sadly no photos as I was too busy rowing to hold position against the strong current.
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