The petty officer in charge of the boat boom
was a PO2, with just less than one year on board and two years of experience on another ship of the same class.
The stars, along with other volunteers, will sit on Tipperary Racecourse at Limerick Junction and mimic rowing motions as 1970s disco track, Rock The Boat booms
out through the loudspeakers.
There are Harvard undergrads in tortured triangles, "barnacleback" sailors and their young "chickens" romping under boat booms
, and, of course, journeyman Whitman dealing with clingy lovers and clinging right back.