May 20, 2010

Cyprus to Lebanon in a Yole!

TODAY Chafic Ghazale sets off on an epic adventure. His objective is to row from Cyprus to Lebanon, a distance of 150 miles, in a VirusBoats Yole and become the first Rower in the Middle East and the Levant area to enter the “Rowers Almanac “ reference book for rowers world wide.

He has been advised by Kjartan Hauksson who rowed around Iceland in a Yole!

Here is a link to Chafic's Facebook page.

Posted by Stephen Walker at 11:41 AM

May 14, 2010

New Video Soon

Load of VirusBoats departing the factory Different types of rowing boats

I've just got back from France with some boats. You'll notice my racing boat on the roof bars. Why? Well I'm creating a video explaining the differences between different types of rowing boats and my racing boat illustrates well how extreme boats can become.

Posted by Stephen Walker at 05:18 PM

May 05, 2010

40th UCNW Reunion

I had a great reunion last weekend with members and families of the University College of North Wales Boat Club crew in which I first rowed the Head of the River Race on the Tideway in London 40 years ago. We even had a row together (courtesy of Sudbury RC), which was passably good given the lack of practice by most of the crew!

I'm off to France tomorrow to collect a load of boats and to attend a little regatta that VirusBoats is hosting on the Ria d'Etel where I hope to create some video for use on this web site.

Meantime I have a fresh container of TS515 training sculls en route from Australia. They should arrive mid to late June. Reserve yours NOW.

Posted by Stephen Walker at 11:12 AM