Rowing across the Channel in a Crapper Bath!

An eccentric prize-winning stand-up comedian, Tim FitzHigham, is to ROW across the English Channel in a copy of a Thomas Crapper bath, made of copper. He hopes to raise thousands of pounds for Sport Relief by rowing the Channel, then around the Kent coast and up the Thames to Tower Bridge. The craft is named ‘Lilibet II’ in honour of (and with permission from) H.M. the Queen. Crapper & Co. are part-sponsoring the event and of course supplied the shower, bath taps, &c.. They also provided a plug-hole, but FitzHigham thought it might compromise the sea-worthiness of the boat,…

He’s done it! Tim has crossed the English Channel!

He’s done it! Tim has crossed the English Channel! After nine hours and six minutes’ rowing, Tim Fitzhigham is the first to row the Channel in a bathroom. Please see for his story in his own words, and do spare a few quid for his charity, Comic Relief. WHAT’S NEXT? Tim is now underway with the second part of his challenge – to row the bathroom around the coast of Kent, from Folkestone, past Ramsgate and the Isle of Sheppey, and up the Thames estuary to Tower Bridge! This will be done in stages, as and when the…

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