Hamble RiverRaid 2017

Hamble RiverRaid 2017

Hamble River Raid 2017

This year Stuart organised a new crew for the race held on the Hable River Estuary. 

Stuart M
Stuart B
Ross – cox

This is the 4th time we have attended this great event and the event is growing year on year.

The course was breezy with a tough headwind on the return leg.

We did win something but were unable to hang aroind and receive the trophy!

The River Clean Up 2017

The River Clean Up 2017

River Clean Up 2017

This year a few people in canoes and rowing boats started from Sonning and worked our way down, making it about half way down the Sonning/Shiplake stretch.

Yona cleared up the head of the main island where loads of rubbish gets trapped.

Gary and Lee did a section just up river of Shipake Lock.

Once again, plastic was the main culprit along with polystyrene.

Obviously we can only clean what we can reach and see on the banks.
God knows what is under the river poisoning the wildlife!

Thanks to all those who helped, especially Rob who came down from London.
We filled up about 2 canoes worth of rubbish this year.

Worth doing, but would be great to get more people who enjoy the river in 2018.