Tribute to Geoff and Vicki Wilkinson

Hexham Rowing Club has named its newest boat in honour of Geoff and
Victoria Wilkinson, the father and daughter killed in a tragic sailing
accident on Kielder Water in July last year.

The name of the boat is the inspired choice of Kate Wilkinson, Geoff’s wife and Victoria’s mother.

“ Smoke on the Water is a Deep Purple song,” explained Kate.

“Both Geoff and Victoria loved the Deep Purple gig they went to
together in Newcastle, so the name represents them both equally, and

The complete article can be read online at the Hexham Courant website