Club’s new boat named in tribute to passionate Norwich oarsman Alistair Sursham
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A lasting tribute has been paid to a passionate Norwich oarsman who died earlier this year.
Alistair Sursham was a founder member of Broadland Boat Club in 2009 and was also a member of Yare Boat Club and Norwich Rowing Club.
Mr Sursham was a solicitor, retiring from his role as finance partner at Cozens-Hardy & Jewson two years ago. He passed away in September, aged 57.
On Sunday a new heavyweight coxed-four boat was named after Mr Sursham at Broadland Boat Club in Thorpe St Andrew.
Club secretary Lynn Powley explained that the boat had been purchased following a sponsored rowing machine event in February, which raised £5,000 towards the £10,000 boat.
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'It's the first boat we've been able to buy post-Olympic surge, which has meant we needed new equipment,' said Ms Powley. 'It was a lovely ceremony. I'd only known Ali a couple of years but he was somebody who had been rowing on local rivers for 40 years.'
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