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Chris Partridge
Attended Watford Grammar School for Boys
Lives in Fishbourne, Sussex, England
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May I allow myself a brief period of rejoicing?
I rowed in the Hamble River Raid yesterday and it was brilliant. The sun shone, everyone was friendly and welcoming and Bembridge won the Solent galley class, beating arch-rival and local boat Avery A: And we were fastest rowing boat in the whole event, inc...
I rowed in the Hamble River Raid yesterday and it was brilliant. The sun shone, everyone was friendly and welcoming and Bembridge won the Solent galley class, beating arch-rival and local boat Avery A: And we were fastest ...
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Rowing Round Things (4)
At the end of the month a team of about 20 rowers lead by Joey (seen here in coxing) will be rowing round Ireland in a nice 15ft 'Joansa' skiff designed by John Welsford. The boat was built by Ger Crowley in Bray, just south of Dublin, and adapted by him fo...
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Ian Baird and Frazer Macdonald Hay row St Ayles Skiffs at North Berwick, down on the bottom right hand corner of Scotland. So, of course, they want to row round the entire country. As you do.They have acquired and repainted P...
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In Memoriam
My grandfather was rowed ashore in a boat like this. He fought up the cliffs of Gallipoli, coming to a stop in a trench opposite the Turkish lines. Half his comrades and all the officers were killed, leaving him, a warrant officer, in command.  When the Tur...
My grandfather was rowed ashore in a boat like this. He fought up the cliffs of Gallipoli, coming to a stop in a trench opposite the Turkish lines. Half his comrades and all the officers were killed, leaving him, a warrant of...
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Hyde Park Corner W1
The Apsley House screen was intended as a grand entrance to Hyde Park, aligned with the Constitution Arch through which royal processions would pass on their way to the park. Both were designed by Decimus Burton. The arch was moved to its current position a...
The Apsley House screen was intended as a grand entrance to Hyde Park, aligned with the Constitution Arch through which royal processions would pass on their way to the park. Both were designed by Decimus Burton. The arch wa...
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Rowing Round Things (5)
This week I helped shepherd a crew of ladies round the Isle of Wight with Langstone Adventure Rowing . We boarded the rib at dawn and towed the plastic gig Deborah out of Chichester Harbour towards the meeting point. Off St Helens, the crew boarded Deborah ...
This week I helped shepherd a crew of ladies round the Isle of Wight with Langstone Adventure Rowing. We boarded the rib at dawn and towed the plastic gig Deborah out of Chichester Harbour towards the meeting point. Off St ...
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Today this lot start an epic 100-day row round Great Britain in an ancient Australian surfboat, wearing nought but their Speedos.Though I suspect if the weather doesn't perk up considerably they will be putting their fleeces ...
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Ian Baird and Frazer Macdonald Hay row St Ayles Skiffs at North Berwick, down on the bottom right hand corner of Scotland. So, of course, they want to row round the entire country. As you do.They have acquired and repainted P...
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Two plastic gigs have rowed round Singapore Island, which must be the most exotic location for a new gig club so far (go on, people - prove me wrong).The 140km, 24 hour row was in aid of the Mission to Seafarers (as a lad our...
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For journalistic reasons I get press releases about property round the world which I usually glance at and delete in one fluid operation, but today I got one about the northern Spanish region of Cantabria, and the words "fier...
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To be complete the Wikipedia page is very good http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trainera 

And coming to Donostia for the Kontxako Bandera is a very good idea for serious rowers. 
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Education
  • Watford Grammar School for Boys
  • University of Portsmouth
    Engineering with Business Studies
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Freelance journalist
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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