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Chris Partridge
Attended Watford Grammar School for Boys
Lives in Fishbourne, Sussex, England
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David and goliaths
Went sailing up Southampton Water with the Dinghy Cruising Association on Saturday. Winds were light to nothing at all so almost everyone relied to a considerable extent on secondary propulsion, in my case oars. The fearless David Sumner went between the Is...
Went sailing up Southampton Water with the Dinghy Cruising Association on Saturday. Winds were light to nothing at all so almost everyone relied to a considerable extent on secondary propulsion, in my case oars. The fearless ...
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Fog
Rowing in fog is like rowing through space. The horizon disappears, replaced with a gradation of greys from the dark of the water to the light of the sun trying to break through. The downside is it is completely disorientating, with no indication of directi...
Rowing in fog is like rowing through space. The horizon disappears, replaced with a gradation of greys from the dark of the water to the light of the sun trying to break through. The downside is it is completely disorientatin...
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Messing about in a Quad
Langstone Cutters juniors visited Dittons Skiff and Punting Club  recently, to experience the joy of skiffing and build up some river coxing skills. They did so well in the doubles Malcolm Knight got special permission for them to row the club's unique quad...
Langstone Cutters juniors visited Dittons Skiff and Punting Club recently, to experience the joy of skiffing and build up some river coxing skills. They did so well in the doubles Malcolm Knight got special permission for the...
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Last Cruise of The Year (Probably)
It's the time of year for getting out whenever you can because it may be months before an opportunity recurs, so last weekend the five members of the Home Built Boat Rally who could drop everything, hook the boat on the car and head for the water at a momen...
It's the time of year for getting out whenever you can because it may be months before an opportunity recurs, so last weekend the five members of the Home Built Boat Rally who could drop everything, hook the boat on the car a...
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Mystery Rowing Boat
This lovely skiff was parked outside Nick Gates's workshop when I visited Emsworth Yacht Harbour yesterday in the hope that sliding seat rowing with  Dolphin Rowing Club  hadn't been cancelled in the face of Force 5/6 winds (it had). It is made of epoxied p...
This lovely skiff was parked outside Nick Gates's workshop when I visited Emsworth Yacht Harbour yesterday in the hope that sliding seat rowing with Dolphin Rowing Club hadn't been cancelled in the face of Force 5/6 winds (it...
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David and goliaths
Went sailing up Southampton Water with the Dinghy Cruising Association on Saturday. Winds were light to nothing at all so almost everyone relied to a considerable extent on secondary propulsion, in my case oars. The fearless David Sumner went between the Is...
Went sailing up Southampton Water with the Dinghy Cruising Association on Saturday. Winds were light to nothing at all so almost everyone relied to a considerable extent on secondary propulsion, in my case oars. The fearless ...
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Colours
Up the Hamble in the Solent galley Avery A today to see the changing colours of the trees. In a week or so they will be spectacular. The fleet from Hamble River Rowers consisted of Avery A, a Bursledon gig and a sliding seat double scull. We went up to the ...
Up the Hamble in the Solent galley Avery A today to see the changing colours of the trees. In a week or so they will be spectacular. The fleet from Hamble River Rowers consisted of Avery A, a Bursledon gig and a sliding seat...
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Oars For Sale
Southbourne Sea Scouts are having a clear-out of their wonderfully-located scout hut right on Chichester Harbour in picturesque Prinsted. It is a treasure trove of boating stuff, including these oars which they want to dispose of. They range in length from ...
Southbourne Sea Scouts are having a clear-out of their wonderfully-located scout hut right on Chichester Harbour in picturesque Prinsted. It is a treasure trove of boating stuff, including these oars which they want to dispos...
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By the Light of the Silv'ry Moon
Rowing by moonlight is a rich and particular pleasure, but in the challenging navigation of Chichester Harbour it happens once in a, well, blue moon. Everything has to be right: high water before bedtime, a big moon, cloudless sky and light breezes. Last ni...
Rowing by moonlight is a rich and particular pleasure, but in the challenging navigation of Chichester Harbour it happens once in a, well, blue moon. Everything has to be right: high water before bedtime, a big moon, cloudles...
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Mystery Rowing Boat
This lovely skiff was parked outside Nick Gates's workshop when I visited Emsworth Yacht Harbour yesterday in the hope that sliding seat rowing with  Dolphin Rowing Club  hadn't been cancelled in the face of Force 5/6 winds (it had). It is made of epoxied p...
This lovely skiff was parked outside Nick Gates's workshop when I visited Emsworth Yacht Harbour yesterday in the hope that sliding seat rowing with Dolphin Rowing Club hadn't been cancelled in the face of Force 5/6 winds (it...
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I have been re-learning the crossword. Things have changed quite a bit since I last did it regularly. Much less knowledge of the classics or the Bible required. Much more on recreational drugs and cyber stuff. Encouragingly, ...
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Freelance journalist
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News, Features, PR, Brochures in the Technology, Business and Property sectors
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  • Freelance journalist, present
    My work appears in The Times, Woman's Weekly and other newspapers and magazines.
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Fishbourne, Sussex, England
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  • Watford Grammar School for Boys
  • University of Portsmouth
    Engineering with Business Studies
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