Further Fame- 7 MILLION people see the Duck on TV!
On Saturday, 16 athletes and 2 small shouty people went to the Thames.
The athletes worked very hard, the expensive Empacher carbon fibre boats went very fast, the coxswains swore a lot and steered better than I did on the river, and Cambridge won, having tenaciously stayed in contact with Oxford around the long Hammersmith bend.
But, 1 hour 3 minutes and 50 seconds into the BBC's coverage, we saw a familiar narrowboat, moored opposite Goldie boathouse on the Cam, in a montage of training footage shown before the race...
Lucky Duck on the far left
Apparently, 7 million or so people tuned in to watch the BBC's coverage.
Maybe, when in the future we come to sell the boat, we can put in a list of its media appearances- Canal Boat, Waterways World, Rivers and Canals, Towpath Talk, and now the BBC. Not sure it would affect the price much, though!