Our Boat – Zachary
Zachary is a 4-oared fixed seat Jolly Boat – based on the cutter, a popular boat found on the Thames Estuary used for moving people and luggage to the larger ships.
Made with a GRP hull and wooden fixtures we originally rented the boat before buying in 2014.
The boat was made by a charity under the guidance of Mark Edwards – the main boat builder of the Gorianna – and subsequently neglected and left in a nuclear bunker at Upper Heyford with rats nesting in the hull.
Meet The Crew
Our crew is made up of five of the Shiplake Outloars with an average age of 52.
4 people rowing at one time rotating the cox from the 5th.
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Carlton – 57 – has been involved with the water from an early age with the Sea Cadets.
He has been a keen skiffer, competing in the Ocean to City Cork race in a skiff and in more recently his jointly owned boat, Zachary.
He has completed countless Great River races, Hamble River Raids, and competed in the London to Paris rowing challenge 2010.
Carlton is on the committee at Wargrave Boating Club and the Wargrave Shiplake Regatta, where he has been a past champion and regularly competes in a skiff, punt and dongler.
Stuart – 56 – has to be our keenest ‘Outloar’ undoubtedly notching up the most outings over the years. When he joined us six years ago, Stuart had never rowed a boat and he immediately took to the sport.
He took part in the 2016 Thames row completing 2 days, has competed in the Great River Race and numerous Hamble River Raids.
It is hoped that Stuart’s ability to survive on virtually no sleep will hold him in good stead for the event.
Steve – 49 – has been a member of the Outloars from near the beginning in 2014 and is no stranger to endurance sports having completed the Devises to Westminster canoe race in brutal conditions in 2013, competed with the Outloars in the Great River Race and is a regular skiffer at Wargrave Shiplake Regatta.
Guy – 46 – is joint owner of Zachary and founderof the Shiplake Outloars and has been fixed seat rowing for 9 years.
In 2010 he was in the same crew as Carlton that rowed from London to Paris. Guy has competed in numerous Great River Race’s, the Ocean to City – Cork, and was in the 2016 Thames Row.
He has built his own skiff, owns Moose Canoe Hire, SUP Hire UK and has volunteered and fundraised for the Rivertime Boat Trust for 9 years years and is part of the development team at the Accessible Boating Charity.
Yona – 50 – has the sea in his blood having been brought up near the coast in the Basque Country, with a nautical background.
As an ex-international prop forward, Yona brings plenty of power and calmness to the boat and a metronomic stroke rate.
He has taken part in the Great River Race, Ocean to City and Hamble River Raid and is a keen addition to the Outloars.
Yona is a housemaster at Shiplake College and hopes to get some great support from the School as he rows past.