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Warrener Stewart go messing about on the river

08 October 2018 • Warrener Stewart News

Already an excellent team of accountants and tax advisors, several members of Warrener Stewart put their team skills to the test recently when they took the oars of a Cornish Pilot Gig.

The 32-foot-long wooden, six-oared boats are traditionally used along the Cornish coast as pilots and lifeboats. The Fulham accountancy practice got to row a more local version based on the River Thames at Richmond with London's first Cornish Pilot Gig rowing club.

Under the strict, but gentle supervision of a former colleague, a founder member of the club, and her fellow clubmates, the novice rowers had to learn quickly to row these sturdy vessels. They travelled upstream against the tide to relative safety at Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, before the strong running current took them rapidly in the opposite direction!.

“The technique of rowing the Gig was fairly straight forward,” commented Damian, who when trying not to rock the boat heads up Warrener Stewart’s American tax department.

“You do need a little confidence to get on board and be willing to excerpt some energy and get a little muddy. It takes time to get going, but once we had settled down and learnt the relevant techniques it was a real joy to row.”

Having rowed a mile or two upstream from Richmond Bridge, the team stopped (a little too long!) to take on water at a conveniently situated riverside hostelry, before having navigate their way back just as the sun was setting! 

“It was a great team bonding experience that everyone enjoyed.” concluded joint managing director, Nick Morgan.  “It’s certainly much easier rowing with the tide!”

“For the past 20 years Warrener Stewart has consistently given good advice... going above and beyond their remit.”
Theo Brehony - London Preparatory School Limited