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Water a big issue at river festival

Mark Sparling, in the boat, is given some tips at rowing by daughter Zoe Sparling, Ancholme Rowing Club Captain at the clubs taster day. With Zoe, front, is Peter Evans and, rear, Marilyn Mordue and Bill Timms, club committee members. EMN-140529-082939001

Mark Sparling, in the boat, is given some tips at rowing by daughter Zoe Sparling, Ancholme Rowing Club Captain at the clubs taster day. With Zoe, front, is Peter Evans and, rear, Marilyn Mordue and Bill Timms, club committee members. EMN-140529-082939001

Watersports enthusiasts did their very best to ensure Brigg’s first ever Riverside Festival was not a washout.

Torrential rain from early morning put a dampener on participants and visitors alike, but the Ancholme Rowing Club did their best to entertain those who turned up for their taster sessions throughout the morning.

Club Captain Zoe Sparling and her fellow coaches got out a range of boats from single skull to the Twist and one of the early visitors to get into a boat before the heaviest of the rain arrived was Zoe’s dad Mark Sparling.

He was put through his paces by the captain assisted by Peter Evans.

“It’s my dad’s first time rowing and he seems to know what he is doing.

“Quite a few have turned up and it is good to send the message out that as a club we welcome new members from age 10 to 70.”

Canoeists also provided a taster session, with polo being played on the north side of the County Bridge.

Committee member Peter Evans said the club was working with the Environment Agency in monitoring the levels and in return it was hoped that there would be no low summer levels to hamper river users.

 

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