I have just joined on here so I can write a post and you will proberely not hear much else from me as I don't know alot about boating but my husband and daughter are great lovers of boating.
Tiggers (Canis Major) is my daughter and my husband Little Al was with our daughter on the trip to Droitwich and also part of the four abreast on the river.
All four of these boats are owned or steered by youngsters, and I think it is wonderful that they are having fun, something that is not easy to have at this time, all these youngsters work hard and deserve a holiday, they all keep there boats beautifully and all have a great passion for boating and the canal. We need these youngsters to take boating forward and it is the likes of these passionate youngsters that will help keep our canals and rivers going. My daughter works at a marina which she chose over law after getting her law degree, ( far from an idiot i would say)
she earns a low wage but loves her job, she also lives on her boat. James Bills works so hard delivering coal to boaters all over the cut and goes out in all weathers very often breaking ice so as not to let his customers down. I have meet this young man and think he is a really great lad and I would be proud of him if he was my son.
James and Micheal A properely done more single hours boating than most of the people on this forum, I have seen Micheal put Victoria in a winding hole and turn her around when I think most 45ft boats would struggle. We have some great youngsters passionate about boating Sarah with Ling, micheal and Emu, the young Fuller's, Barney Ball, Micheal Askin, Richard Cox and his brother Andy the Burge boys, just to name a few !!! I have meet all these youngsters and think I would be right in saying I class them all as friends as they all have the time for Al and I even through we are old duffers!!! So give then a chance you might be pleasantly surprised !!!!