The Eight is Back
40+ years after their triumphant win, the Whakatane Championship Eight are back on the water at the recent WRC Centenary weekend
A GOOD LOOKING EIGHT
a fine looking gaggle of rowers here -names needed email me please at email@example.com
Ross Matheson is in the 5 seat
How did Nathan pick this crew? I think his seat should have been auctioned off -could have been a good little fundraiser. Sorry Nathan we are all just jealous.
The schoolboy octopod -saw them sculling WITHOUT feathering their blades-WOW! what sheer perfect oarsmanship!
just a few names here-
good looking guy on the left is Olympian Dudley Storey,then Renee Johnson(Noel Mills daughter),Rosalie Mills,Keith Bowering(back to camera) and Maurice Butler
CREW FROM THE 80s
heres a better one showing Mark Conway(3rd from right) with Gaye and Steve in the background
lets get this tub on the water.....
THE EIGHT IS BACK
Dave Lindstrom(left) says to Dave Molesworth-"ready to go Dave?"
Dave M replies-"the bow side is good mate,just make sure the stroke side pulls its weight!"
From left-Judith Smith,Rata Morpeth,Joan Bowering,Maureen Morpeth,Mary Cooper,Frances Slipper,Geoff Moore,Les Stewart,Brian Morpeth
3-man Frank O'Gorman came a long way for this row
Gillian Robertson(nee Morpeth) and Bob McChesney
The rest of Craig's crew Tony Oswald(stripe shirt) and Mark Conway -are we really going to do this?
Craig Hadfield casts his expert eye over the four his crew is about to take to the water closely watched by coach Graham Watt
getting the boats ready for a row
Tysh and Tom
nice lineup of boats
THE 80s CREW
Rob McChesney(on left) is saying "hell this is heavy!" and Craig says "don't be a wuss Rob"
Tom,Wybo and Dave discuss the mornings happenings with Dave Lindstrom with his back to the camera