Leicester RC to join Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

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Leicester Rowing Club have been selected to join the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June, celebrating 60 years since the Queen’s coronation.

Discovery, an Explore Rowing quadruple scull, will be crewed by Julie Paillin, Nicola Cheesman, John Wilson, Malcolm Neal and Neil Martin as part of a 1000-strong pageant along the River Thames.

‘This is an ideal opportunity to highlight British Rowing’s commitment to expand the sport of rowing to all under the umbrella of the “Explore Rowing” programme,’ said Rob Fox, Captain of Leicester RC. ‘Leicester Rowing Club has worked hard over the past 18 months to become part of this programme and it’s really paying dividends for us, bringing us lots of new members and helping them to get started.  The club is really thriving and having our boat and crew selected for the pageant is the icing on the cake and a real pat on the back for everyone involved.’

Discovery is one of six specially designed boats that make up Leicester’s Explore Rowing fleet, alongside another coxed quad, two coxless doubles, and two singles.

The stable boat will receive an unusual makeover for the pageant, carrying unique Jubilee bunting between two masts.

For more information about Leicester’s Explore Rowing programme, visit www.leicester-rowing.co.uk.

A full list of boats participating in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant can be found on the event’s official website.

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