introduction and the ROCAT

Christopher Laughtoon <cristofa@...>


Working on the design and develpoment of an open-water rowing boat,
I have been scouring the internet for some years for any open-water
rowing activity. Worldwide, there is less than one might suppose but,
without a shadow of doubt, Sound Rowers is the star! It epitomises all
the things I had in mind when I entered the field and I'm really sorry
that I live so far away in west Cornwall, UK.

However, I am visiting my brother in Boston at the beginning of
February and have decided to pop over to Puget Sound to have a looksee
and try to meet some real open-water rowers (there are hardly any in
the UK!).

I have been corresponding with Jeff Wittenfeld and he suggested that
I post an invitation to get together in some bar (venue to be decided)
on Saturday 5th Feb ... unfortunately, I can't bring a boat to show
you but I will have some pictures, and some snatches of rough-sea
video, and some samples of its radical construction.

My boat, BTW, is the ROCAT, which you can see at

with best wishes ... Christopher Laughton

PS ... please use CL@... to contact me, rather than the
address above that I use for yahoo.

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