The first year, 2006..


2006 was a year of trying all the pubs in Lincoln to make sure the original oarsome foursome; Bruce Margetts, Jim Sockell, Niall Cleary and Paddy Ibbotson found the best meeting place. They recognised that there was something missing from Lincoln’s waterways and sought to reintroduce rowing boats after an absence of nearly 100 years.


Boston Rowing Club provided a virtual base for The Lincoln Rowing Centre to affiliate to British Rowing in August which allowed Bruce & Jim to become the first crew to show off the red and white stripes and undertake the Boston marathon!


Ancholme Head provided the first competitive wins for Lincoln members. Bruce & Jim joined up with Chris Morrill from the RAF Rowing Club to win both the coxed 4 category and a veteran pair event.

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