Rachel Hedley's blog

4 years 1 month ago

The last few years have been a steep learning curve for all of us involved with the website, whether users or developers.

Track of Team Mums Away Channel Row
4 years 2 months ago

A light breeze skimming over the waves, a tiny swell as the oars creak in their rowlocks, with a rhythmic splash as they enter the blue sea - different to the river, bigger, but a perfect morning a

4 years 3 months ago

This time tomorrow we hope to have finished the Channel Rowing Challenge that Team Mums Away have been working towards since January.

6X being loaded onto a lorry at Gosport Boatyard ready for her trip North
4 years 3 months ago

Last week I went down to Gosport boatyard to do the final pack up of 6X, the Trapper 300 which has been part of our family life for nearly 30 years.

Team Mums Away at Little Ship Club for their Best of Bond Night (photo: SimonWar
4 years 3 months ago

The Little Ship Club provided the perfect setting for the Mums Away Best of Bond fundraising night on Friday 28 June raising money for The AHOY Centre, Deptford which raised £20,000 after costs.

Calvin, husband of our publicity manager, helping out at the Barn Dance bar
4 years 5 months ago

If all we had to do was raise £24,000, or row the English Channel, life would be so much easier.

Best of Bond at the Little Ship Club fundraising for the AHOY Centre Deptford
4 years 6 months ago

Tickets are now on sale for 'Best of Bond' a fundraising dinner, auction and casino night fundraising for the Mums Away Cross Channel Row team.

How not to row - MumsAway team in training with a lot to learn
4 years 7 months ago

What on earth would persuade 14 women, all mothers, all over the age of 42 (most of us over the age of 50), with no rowing experience, to row the Channel?

Windhover heads back to Gosport
4 years 7 months ago

I drove to Southsea marina along the M27 on Friday night in dense fog, crawling my way off the motorway slip road down into Portsmouth. What is it that Tom Cunliffe says about sailing in fog?

4 years 11 months ago

What was it the weather forecast said? Rain all day on Saturday, 8 knots of wind from the north west.