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Row to Bestival 8There was mutiny of the high seas for the first ever Row to Bestival.

As the OARdeal crew from the Yarmouth Gig Rowing Club took to the Solent, a mutinous bunch of pirates boarded the Wightlink ferry.

However, rather than being made to walk the plank, Bestival goers were treated to live music on deck by local folk band ‘Charming’.

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Unfortunately, the team from the Royal Naval Reserves had to pull out at the last minute, so the OARdeal crew travelled alongside the ferry from Lymington, before heading off to Colwell Bay.  There they met up with the Swim to Bestival participants and enjoyed a well earned celebration on the waterfront.

The row was raising money for the West Wight Sports Centre in Freshwater.

Clare Griffin, Centre Manager and Captain of the pirates said:

“Our staff are always willing to volunteer to fundraise, but this was definitely a first for us.

“We all had a great time and are grateful to the OARdeal crew, Wightlink and the Bestival for supporting us.”

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Watch the video courtesy of Krissy Lloyd from Little Lady Films

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