A Jolly Santa Row!

The start at the Opera House.

HTBS received Chrismas greetings from Louis Petrin our loyal contributor Downunder:

For a few years now the Sydney rowing community participate in the Santa Sprint – a 500-metre race from the Opera House to past the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The prize is telling families just waiting at home what a great row it was. All boats and crews are invited with singles to eights rowing. Santa comes along and tries, but always fails, to align the boats for a start.

 Past the finish line under the Sidney Harbour Bridge.

Yesterday, we had three rowers from various Tideway Rowing Clubs and it was great to share a good row. Our crew were leading but a Four that broke the start sopped us metres from the finish. Not a problem, everyone is a winner at Santa Sprints!

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