Doggett’s From On High

Pic 1
The 2014 Doggett’s Coat and Badge from the air. Harry McCarthy, Louis Pettipher and Charlie Maynard pass in front of the London Eye.

Tim Koch writes:

Fans of sculling, large silver badges and 18th-century Watermen’s costumes may recall my report on the 300th Doggett’s Coat and Badge, held last July. It is a little late, but I have just found a post on the video-sharing website, Vimeo, showing helicopter coverage of the race. The four minute edit of a twenty four minute race has some spectacular shots of London and the Thames but, unfortunately, it is obviously a roughly cut version of a longer video.

I presume that the race was filmed for a television programme on the Waterman’s Company that is planned for transmission in 2015, the 300th year of Doggett’s.

Pic 2
The 2014 winner Harry McCarthy at the finish. In the background are fellow competitors Charlie Maynard (left) and Ben Folkard (right).
Pic 3
McCarthy and Folkard: A Champagne finish.

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