I am very sorry about this but the wind predicted for Sunday is just a bit too high for safety - it will be gusting F5 right on to the slipway.
The Henley Whalers have already pulled out and I feel we should do the same. Geoff Probert and I are discussing alternative dates later in the month.
Irritatingly, conditions in the sheltered water of Langstone would be fine but the tides are all wrong.
Here's hoping we can get out in a few weeks.
Many thanks for trying to organise this, making difficult but wise decisions and cancelling early.
I hope I speak for many members but we really appreciate you organising these really great adventures and hopefully we can do some more this year.
Sorry to hear your efforts came to naught Chris, but no doubt a wise choice. Just to say I get this is stereo as I'm still on the Henley Whalers list, and was frustrated because being down with covid, I couldn't get along (now fine again). But I did notice it was 100 years this week since the death of Shackleton, who made one or two open boat journeys himself. Maybe it'll be just perfect next year! Happy rowing in 2022 Ben