Daily Echo Reports: Sea Scouts’ sponsored row is scuppered by strong winds

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014

Daily Echo: Sea Scouts’ sponsored row is scuppered by strong winds

STRONG winds forced a group of Sea Scouts to cut short a sponsored row.

They had been hoping to complete a 15-mile journey from St DenysSouthampton, to Buckler’s Hard in a 21ft boat.

But they had to abandon the voyage on safety grounds after wind speeds increased as they approached Lepe.

Paul Renouf, head of the 13th Southampton Sea Scouts, said: “We were three miles short of our target when we had to call it off.

“But everyone was dead chuffed that we managed to get as far as we did.”

A total of 17 people took part in the row, which involved crew changes at the Itchen Bridge andHamble.

The Sea Scouts were raising funds for a new boat trailer but also hope to make a donation to Wessex Heartbeat.