The plan, which was a very good plan, was to purchase a brand new coxless quad, a boat that was designed to cater for the larger of the racing crews. The order was placed, monies were exchanged but before delivery this best laid plan went awry - Covid had caused the cessation of all activities - the heavyweights went home, the coccooned vessel was stored away and the shed was locked.
Once restrictions had eased and rowing had tentatively resumed, attention was drawn to the long package residing on the top shelf. It had been determined that the boat be named prior to launching and former President Les Geczy proposed that Ian King was most deserving of this honour. The committee considered the proposal and agreed that it be named "Ian and Margaret King", a suitable launching date was determined and the appropriate signage was ordered and fitted.
With warm and sunny conditions prevailing the 15th of November turned out to be a glorious day. After the Sunday mornings regular row attendees assembled in the shade of the trees for refreshments and to listen to Les Geczy speaking of the enormous contribution made by both Ian and Margaret to the formation of the club. Following Les’s warm words champagne was produced and without further ado, the Ian and Margaret King was launched.