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Daily Echo Reports: Sea Scouts’ sponsored row is scuppered by strong winds
Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014
STRONG winds forced a group of Sea Scouts to cut short a sponsored row.
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.