By A Staff Reporter: They hit the river Thames in the wee hours of the morning even before sun rises on the horizon. They continue to row on the river till sun rises in the east of London. The rowers of London Rowing Club kick up a storm on the river in the mornings and evenings. But the century old LRC with 700 odd members and 200 odd active members had faced acute financial crisis during the Covid, revealed Micheal Baldwin, a senior club member. On his second tour to the city of Joy, Kolkata, Baldwin was mentioning about how members of the club pulled resources to overcome the crisis. “Rowing is not completely supported by the government and is not the most popular sport in UK. But despite hurdles, we continue our life on Themes,” he said. Baldwin is a part of LRC delegation who have come to take part in the Friendship regatta organised by Calcutta Rowing Club. Molesey, Southampton, Auckland and Victoria rowing club are the others who have arrived in the city to participate in the five day event. “The friendship regatta commemorates the century old relationship between Calcutta Rowing Club and London Rowing Club,” said Chandan Roy Choudhury, secretary of Calcutta Rowing Club.
100 years of rowing
700 odd members and 200 odd active members of London Rowing Club faced crisis during corona.