GB Row 2013

The 2011 Boat


Approximate year of build: 2004

Designer: Phil Morrison.

Class: ‘One-off’ based on Morrison Mk IV design.

Builder: Rowsell Adkins, Exmouth, Devon

Construction: GRP mainly single skin with longitudinal and lateral stringers and partial bulkheads. Vacuum infused resin hull with female mould. Deck is mainly epoxy coated plywood with composite cored carbon fibre reinforced resin cabins.

Keel configuration: Long shallow integral moulded keel.

LOA: 24ft nominal

Click on the image of the deck to see more photos of Go Commando on our Flickr page!

We will be racing in the Woodvale Pairs Class boat, specifically designed for ocean rowing and currently the most successfully rowed model.  Our boat has already successfully raced the Atlantic twice, and only recently returned from racing round Great Britain.  The boat itself has a somewhat compact cabin at the rear where during rough weather (of which we hope there is little) both of us will have to sleep. She will weigh in, when fully laden, at roughly three quarters of a tonne!

Go Commando in helensburgh on a snowy day in December!