If you live near the seaside, you’ve probably spotted the Kuwait Pilot Gig Club on the water or perhaps have joined them on a trial row during the weekend (like we did a few months ago!)
The dedicated recreational rowers are set to participate on September 8 in London’s The Great River Race, a fun and colorful river marathon for any type of traditional style coxed boat that is propelled by oars or paddles. The 34KM course passes under eleven of London’s bridges and includes over 330 crews with two thousand participants from all over the world.
The race, which started in 1988, includes serious and casual rowers, with some even in costume, making it a water-based version of the usual 5K or 10k marathons.
In 2017, the Kuwait Crew made history by being the first and only team from the Middle East to take part in The Great River Race. This year, the team will have not one, but two crews in this year’s race, meaning that two boats will carry the Kuwait flag. Yay!
In another first, team member Mona Al-Rashed will be the first Arab woman to cox (captain) a crew through the race.
We certainly can’t wait to spot the Kuwait flag during the race and cheer on the crew!
For more information or to ask for a trail session with Kuwait Pilot Gig go to Instagram and direct message @kwt_pilot_gig. You can also call 6966 9988 or 9903 1123.
Featured image courtesy of The Great River Race.