This is somewhat embarrassing, but what the heck. Tonight while going for my first row in the single scull in over a week after having a chest infection I found myself enjoying the refreshing sensation of taking a dip in the river. With the temperature at 28 degrees it was welcome, but with the reputation the Yarra River holds I was not keen to stay in there long. The reality is I forgot to do my gate up properly and well after some 5km I found my left oar above my head. Yes it popped out of the gate and with out being in a position to rectify the situation I slowly began to roll. The boat began to twist under me as I was stuck at 3/4 slide on the way forward. The oar above my head gave it away I was shit out of luck with this one, the rigger went under water and quickly I turned my feet to get them out of my shoes. Yep quiet embarrassing and as such a rushed to get myself back in the boat and was trying to look like I hadn’t been for a swim. I guess the good thing is at least I know that I didn’t sink. After I was pretty relaxed though and certainly found my self taking more risk’s in the single. Some times it probably isn’t a bad thing to be thrown in the deep end.