An oarsome relationship

Rowing as part of the crew of an eight can be an exhilarating experience

I knew from a very young age that I loved the water. It didn’t matter whether it was pottering about in a small rowing dinghy on the Thames at Twickenham where I was born or flinging myself through breaking waves on the beach at Holland on Sea in Essex where we used to stay with my uncle and aunt most summers – I just loved the water.

Generations join in Thames ‘rescue’

Teamwork helps distraught boy fish his homemade skateboard from the river