The spring is now not too far away and we are looking forward to our sailing season. Team Grayhound has been busy this winter making improvements to our fine ship. New for 2015 we will have two mini Gigs for our crew to row. We were so impressed with Chris

By Becky Treneer

By Becky Treneer

Rees’ first build that he made for Grayhound in 2012 we decided to get another mould made and we are

Last winter rowing the gigs in the Caribbean.

Last winter rowing the gigs in the Caribbean.

This year's cargo routes.

This year’s cargo routes.

currently fitting the woodwork to it. The Gigs are sympathetic to beginners and allow four to row so the work is nicely shared out. With just a bit of practice they row very well and many of our crew have enjoyed rowing them. We have had guys as young as

Crew rowing the ship's Gig

Crew rowing the ship’s Gig

10 years old flying along in harmony. Marcus and myself often just go for a row just the two of usP1050441 to let off steam or have a work out. We row very well together and it is such a buzz when you get the gigs flying along in sync. So we are excited about that. Good to hear the Tres hombres has made landfall in the West Indies, we are a little jealous as this time last year we were there too jumping into warm blue seas and eating papaya but our time will come again. Wishing all our followers, crew and future crew a very happy and fulfilling new year ahead.

Written by Freya, sitting in front of the wood burner .

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