The start of the Fort to Fort Row at Seaview. Picture by Ashley Vaughan
ROWERS raised more than £3,000 for charity from the inaugural Fort to Fort Row.
Proprietor of The Old Fort pub on Seaview seafront, Pete Hall, who is this year’s president of Seaview Regatta, staged the event on Saturday.
Sixteen rowers made their way out to St Helens Fort and back — a distance of almost three miles.
The event, which was not a formal race but developed a competitive edge, was won by Phil French, who runs a London events company, in a time of 54.5 minutes, beating Pete into second place by just 30 seconds.
Third, half a boat-length behind Pete, was Tim Wakefield and in fourth place Will Christie.
"It was very successful. It was both good fun and raised money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Help for Heroes," said Pete.
"While not part of the regatta, I think it does kick off the week rather well."