Full Name: Tom Vigrass
AKA: Daddy Pig
Position on Raft: On top. Usually.
Most Oarsome Moment on the Water:
The fabled Lee Valley Slalom, with the raft pinned under a raging torrent of white water and a valiant save by Captain Moo as the raft breaks free – we sprint down the bank taking turns with soaring leaps into our fine craft. Not a single gate was attained but each man and all paddles passed the finish line.
The cheering still rings in my ears to this day.
Most Oarsome off water moment
Arriving as an Oarsome Cheerleader, but being handed my first BA and thrust into a raft. My rafting cherry popped for a GB selection.
most memorable quote:
‘May your paddle ever guide you to glory and fine cider.’
Incapable of experiencing fear.
What First Attracted You to the World of Professional Rafting
The unstoppable tide of Oarsome peer pressure. And the ladies.