Sunday, 17 October 2021

The day I gave regatta visitors unexpected dip

WITH Henley Royal Regatta so close, I thought you might like this story from Motor Boats Monthly, which publishes a reader’s “confession” each month

Nick Moger writes: “Many years ago I lived in Henley-on-Thames and, as an impecunious student, I had always managed to beg tickets to the regatta stewards’ enclosure for the Saturday.

“This particular year I had started working and been away quite a bit, so had been unable to get any tickets.

“My job had enabled me to indulge my desire of having a boat and I had bought a 14ft speedboat with twin Evinrude 40hp engines, which was my pride and joy.

“On the Friday night we were lamenting our lack of tickets when a solution became apparent.

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