Coastal Rowing News

A Windy Day out in Queensferry – The Results

Scottish Coastal Rowing - June 5, 2018 - 22:44

On May 26th last Queensferry Rowing Club held their Regatta in blustery conditions. We had Clubs from as far West as Arran and Troon and as far North as Portsoy along with crews from the Firths of Forth and Tay. It was a sunny day but there was an Easterly wind blowing which brought a chill to the air.  This was the first Regatta since the completion of the new Queensferry Crossing and a grand backdrop it was.

 

The race course was from underneath the Road Bridge down to a finger buoy off the harbour wall, along to the harbour wall and then head for home. The fastest race of the day was the Men’s Open with Broughty Ferry coming home in a remarkable time of 7 minutes 34 seconds and that with having issues with their oars on the turn. North Berwick were second in 7 minutes 40 seconds and third were Arran in 8 minutes and nine seconds.

 

The race course was from underneath the Road Bridge down to a finger buoy off the harbour wall, along to the harbour wall and then head for home. The fastest race of the day was the Men’s Open with Broughty Ferry coming home in a remarkable time of 7 minutes 34 seconds and that with having issues with their oars on the turn. North Berwick were second in 7 minutes 40 seconds and third were Arran in 8 minutes and nine seconds.

 

We had our usual Andy’s Race in memory of Andy Jarvis, a Rower well known to most clubs throughout Scotland who would Row for whoever would have him.  This race was won by Eskmuthe’s boat with Queensferry coming second and Broughty Ferry coming third.

 

The day was added to with some wonderful catering and a tombola with a cornucopia of prizes .  All photos from the Queensferry Rowing Club Flikr.…  plenty more great shots to be seen there.

 

Full Results on This Link

 

Row Lochboisdale Results Saturday 26th May 2018

Scottish Coastal Rowing - May 29, 2018 - 16:32

Row Lochboisdale, South Uist, Western Isles

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May 2018

Results:

Friday 25th

No rowing due to very high winds into the harbour mouth

Saturday 26th

Race 1 45+ Women 1st Ullapool 2nd Lochinver 3rd Golspie

Race 2 45+ Men 1st An Eathar 2nd Ullapool 3rd Golspie

Race 3 Open Mixed 1st An Eathar 2nd Golspie 3rd Bragar

Race 4 60 + Mixed 1st Ullapool 2nd Golspie 3rd Uist

Race 5 45 + Mixed 1st Golspie 2nd An Eathar 3rd Lochinver

Race 6 60 + Men 1st Ullapool 2nd Golspie 3rd Berneray

Race 7 60 + Women 1st Golspie 2nd Ullapool 3rd Berneray

Race 8 Open Men 1st Golspie 2nd An Eathar 3rd Lochinver

Race 9 Open Women 1st Bragar 2nd Golspie 3rd Lochinver

Total Points:

1st Golspie 28 / 2nd Ullapool 18 / 3rd An Eathar 14 / 4th Bragar 11 /

5th Lochinver 10 / 6th Berneray 8 / 7th Uist 7 / 8th Barra 1

And a great day was had by all!

Robert & Cheryl Taylor

Chair UIst Coastal Rowing ClubRow Lochboisdale Results

St Ayles in South Africa

Scottish Coastal Rowing - May 25, 2018 - 15:36

Over the past few weeks we have been having a conversation with the Vice Commodore Paul Tomes of Hout Bay Yacht Club, just south of Cape Town.

The result of this was a meeting last night which was attended by approximately 60 people – 40 of whom were from outside the Yacht Club.

Paul’s report on the meeting…

Over 50 people attended our recent presentation to introduce the concept of adding coastal rowing to the waterborne activities at HBYC. The feedback was hugely positive … Hout Bay want to start rowing!…

Alec Jordan has also put us in touch with Robbie Wightman from the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association //scottishcoastalrowing.org and Patrick Groot, from the St Ayles Skiff Community Rowing Association of Australia //sascraa.org , both of whom have been immensely helpful as to the best way to set up our own coastal skiff rowing association in South Africa. Plus we have an invitation to enter a South African team in the 2019 St Ayles ‘Skiffie’ World Championships!… who’s game?

…can be found here

Coincidentally there was also interest from near Pietermaritzburg (where there is a very large dam) at the same time as Paul got in touch, and I have also spoken to another customer from a while back near East London who is interested.

So, another continent to be converted, and there is a high possibility of yet another after that! More news on that when things firm up.

NEW: Youth Trophy for Castle to Crane Race

Scottish Coastal Rowing - May 24, 2018 - 12:51

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, Castle to Crane Race is introducing a new trophy for the best performance by a crew whose rowers are all aged 25 or under.  The best performance will be judged across all classes and categories (except 50+!!).  When entering Castle to Crane Race simply tick the box to confirm that all rowers are under 25.  The cox must be over 16 (as per standard SCRA rules) but can be any age over that.  Rowers must be at least 14 years of age. Club captains should bear in mind the fairly arduous nature of the race in our relatively heavy boats, and ensure that the rowers are up to the challenge.  All these rowers will be very warmly welcomed into the community, so please spread the word and encourage them to join in.

So lets be having your entries, and lets ensure that our young members get a chance to take part in this fantastic challenge.  Enter by clicking on the logo below:

In addition to this the SCRA co-ordinate the SCRA Youth Series of Regattas.  These are club regattas specifically aimed at under 19s, and allowing clubs to get many of their youngsters all out on the water at the same time.  Most recently clubs gathered at Broughty Ferry for their Youth Regatta. Next up on the Northern Youth Series Circuit is the Black Isle Regatta at Cromarty.

Welcoming Ten New Skiffs to the Fleet

Scottish Coastal Rowing - May 21, 2018 - 12:30

We would like to welcome ten new skiffs to the UK St Ayles Skiff Register this spring.  Hopefully everyone will get a chance to say hello to them on the water:

161 Gunty Plucker, Portaferry Coastal Rowing Club

162 Grace Darling , Bamburgh and Beadnell, black with white sheer strake

and see the report and video in the Northumberland Gazzette.

163 Roon Roak, Portavogie Coastal Rowing Club. Sapphire blue with red sheer strake

164 Loxa, Lossiemouth Coastal Rowing Club. Light blue hull with yellow sheer strake

Loxa Launch. Photo from Lossiemouth CRC facebook page

165  The Witches of Morvern. Morvern Sailing Club

Morvern Sailing Club Skiff rowers group launch of their first skiff, “The Witches of Morvern” : PHoto shared by Miles Welsh to the SCR facebook group

166 Sprite, Eastern ARC. Light grey hull and yellow sheer strake

Sprite on the beach at Porty

167 , Lady Bay,Stranraer, yellow/blue and white

Lady Bay about to hit the water for the first time. Photo from Stranraer Watersports Association Facebook Page.

168, Patrick O’Rouke .Carrick Coastal RC, White Hull; Light and Dark Blue Sheer Strake

169, Black Raven,  Loch Carron Coastal Rowing Association

Finally there is a new skiff built by a private owner which will be rowed mostly on Loch Awe.  Details of that launch to be added here soon.    Well not “finally” really……  there will be more along soon we are sure.

Full listing of the register of skiffs is found on our “Craft Register” tab.

New St Ayles Skiff for Sale May 2018

Scottish Coastal Rowing - May 18, 2018 - 12:05

Due for completion on at the end of May, this boat is a prototype for a St Ayles version with fitted buoyancy tanks.  She is going to be used for stability and buoyancy testing before sale.  She may therefore be of particular interest to those who are thinking of expedition in more out of the way places, or perhaps for groups who live and race in France,  where our build method is not considered sufficiently “traditional” for the derogation from RCD.

She can be purchased as a bare boat – primed, no floorboards, oars or rudder for £9,950.00. Or  complete to the purchasers specification with footrests, floorboards & rudder painted inside and out to the purchasers choice of colours for £11,800.00.  Available from:

Solent Rowing Boats Limited, Unit 19, The Tanneries, Brockhampton Lane, HAVANT, Hants, PO9 1JB. Contact Mike 077 673 50512; Dave 077 755 17831; Tom 077 429 61444

 

Boatie Blest Regatta Results

Scottish Coastal Rowing - May 2, 2018 - 07:08

Tight port hand turns in a race course with hard sides saw excellent coxing being rewarded at Port Seton’s Boatie Blest Regatta on Saturday.  After a bit of a damp start the harbour filled with sufficient water to allow racing to start.  There were 70 races all together as head to head pursuit style matches, led to the fastest four crews in each category going through to knock out semi finals.  Broughty Ferry won the first event, mens open ahead of North Berwick.  The home club won the women’s open, and indeed had the best of the rest of the day.

 

There was a great turn out of clubs clustered around the small harbour.  North Berwick and Eastern had both rowed their skiffs from their respective home bases to Port Seton Harbour.  As well as Broughty and Boatie they were joined by Newhaven, Row Porty, Eskmouthe, Anstruther, Firth of Clyde, Royal West, St Andrews and Portsoy.

To get more of a feel for the day see the Stunning Set of photos from Allan Robertson,  from which any photos of crews on this post are drawn.

Queensferry Regatta Saturday 26th May 2018 – Notice of Race

Scottish Coastal Rowing - April 29, 2018 - 18:49

Queensferry Regatta 2018 Notice of Race

Hello all, A reminder that the participants in our Regatta on Saturday 26 May 2018 are: Dunbar Portsoy Rowporty North Berwick FOCCR Broughty Ferry Eskmouthe Anstruther Wormit Arran North Queensferry South Queensferry I attach the Notice of Race and a diagram of the course. I would be grateful if you could all confirm receipt of this email and tell me which skiff you are bringing with it’s number in the SCRA Fleet and if possible the graphic as per the Worlds Chart with the diagram of the bow with colours. I realise that some of you are not doing the same job as you were in September when I received your emails so kindly pass on to the relevant person in your Club. We all look forward to seeing you. Please give me a list of which events you will compete in. Any questions don’t hesitate to give me a shout! Kind regards, Peter Locke secretary@queensferryrowing.org QRC Notice of Race Regatta 2018 amended[3333]

Portobello Youth Regatta – Report & Results

Scottish Coastal Rowing - April 8, 2018 - 21:06

The SCRA Youth Regatta Series 2018 got off to a fantastic start this weekend.  Eastern Amateur Coastal Rowing Club just managed to avoid the Beast from the East’s hangover and was delighted to host a successful event on flat seas – particularly having had to cancel the planned competition in 2017.

In total, 31 rowers from 5 clubs descended on the stunning (and just-about sunny!) Portobello seafront, with pretty much a 50:50 gender split. Hosts Eastern welcomed rowers from nearby South Queensferry, West-coasters from Prestwick and Firth of Clyde (Largs) and Deveron (Banff High School), who set off early for the long drive and borrowed a skiff for the day, courtesy of Eskmuthe.

South Queensferry (+Lucy from Eastern) won the first race, the Mixed U17, which was a brilliant victory for a first regatta appearance by 4 young rowers ably coxed by Louise.  The Mixed U19 race went to the FOCCRs with Eastern 8 seconds behind.  The hosts then took gold in the M U17 with the SQ team hot on their heels – just 4 seconds behind.

FOCCRs (+Amy from Eastern) won their second gold in the F U17 race, with Eastern in 2nd place and Deveron coming in 3rd.  The fifth race was a ‘two in one’ affair with both M and F teams racing at the same time. The FOCCRs (+William from Prestwick) won the male category with a female Eastern team coming in 1st for the women but also second overall.  Go girls!

The overall winners of the day were Firth of Clyde, who came out on top with 5 Golds and 2 Silvers. Well done!

The Winning FOCCR Team

The day just would not have been the same without the excellent crowd from Deveron who travel far and wide to have fun on the water.  Hats off to Roisin for her dedication and to the whole crew for their smiles and ready-for-anything attitude.  Huge thanks to Eskmuthe Rowing Club for lending them Steedie for the day – a lovely crew from Eastern’s neighbouring club rowed her round in the morning before everything got going and another appeared later in the day to row her back home.  Fantastic generosity.

The last race was an ‘Andy’ race which has become an excellent feature of many regattas, providing an opportunity to mix crews up in a friendly race.  Peter from South Queensferry – one of Andy’s best friends – was very pleased to cox Ferry Lass for that one.  Everyone who took part went home with a medal (or 5? Cameron…!) with some added ‘endurance’ medals for very young attendees for ‘being there all day’! Medals were handed out round a warming bonfire, intended to be an opportunity for folks to have a chat – however our luck with the weather had run out by that point.

See below the scores, the camaraderie and the bonfire – sums it all up really!  A big thanks to everyone for coming, and to Laura and her team at Eastern for putting on a great premier event – here’s to the rest of the series! See you all next time in Broughty Ferry for the next Youth Regatta on 19th May!

North Berwick Rowing Club – Annual Regatta – 25th August 2018

Scottish Coastal Rowing - April 2, 2018 - 09:13
?NORTH BERWICK ROWING CLUB – ANNUAL REGATTA

This is scheduled for Saturday 25 August 2018. Eleven clubs have expressed interest, so far. They have been emailed today. If you have not received an email or wish your club to attend please contact me by Messenger or at sandywallace@msn.com

SCRA Club Development Weekend Venues

Scottish Coastal Rowing - March 30, 2018 - 10:07

SCRA DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND

Registration is at the Anstruther Town Hall 1030-1130

Cunzie Street , Anstruther KY10 3DF

TIME

SESSION

Location

Number of Delegates

Facilitator

Remarks

Saturday

1030-1130

Registration

Town Hall

Registration by Region – West & Rest of World/ NorthEast/Fife / SouthEast

1130-1230

RowingTheWaves

Town Hall

All

1230-1330

Lunch

Town Hall

1330-1400

RNLI Demo

RNLI

All

Shona

1400-1500

RNLI Workshop

RNLI

28

Shona

1400-1500

Growing Your Club

Erskine Hall

25

1400-1500

Fundraising

Sun Tavern

9

Andy

1400-1500

Safeguarding

Education Room

19

Ali

1400-1500

Adaptive Rowing

Town Hall

20

1500-1600

Rowing Techniques

Town Hall

42

Sue

1500-1600

Growing Your Club

Sun Tavern

12

1500-1600

Racing Cox

Erskine Hall

35

Elsie

1500-1600

Safeguarding

Education Room

11

Ali

1600-1700

First Event

Education Room

14

1600-1700

Ump/Cox Incidents

Erskine Hall

59

1600-1700

Metafit

Town Hall

28

1700-

Irish Rowing

Sun Tavern

14

TIME

Sunday

SESSION

Location

Number of Delegates

Facilitator

Remarks

0930-1030

Rowing Techniques

Erskine Hall

42

0930-1030

Fundraising

Sun Tavern

23

0930-1030

Setting up SCIO

Education Room

10

Andy

0930-1030

Metafit

Town Hall

16

1030-1130

Risk

Town Hall

38

1030-1130

Adaptive Rowing

Sun Tavern

21

1030-1130

Umpiring

Erskine Hall

28

1130-1230

Regional Get-Together Discussion

Town Hall

All

Regional Groups West and Rest of World/ NorthEast/Fife/SouthEast

1230-1300

Lunch

Town Hall

All

1300-1345

AskTheExpert

Town Hall

All

1345-1415

WhatWeHaveLearned

Town Hall

All

1415-1500

Vote of Thanks/Disperse

Town Hall

All

Cork: Ocean to City Race 2018…… Join the St Ayles Fleet

Scottish Coastal Rowing - March 25, 2018 - 22:40

 

Cork Ocean to City Race takes place on Saturday 2 June 2018.  For those not in the know, this is one of the greatest single day races for rowing boats in the world.  The Ocean course, which is suitable for boats like St Ayles skiffs, gives a huge variety of rowing conditions from sheltered harbour, out into the open sea, then back up through harbour narrows, across a potentially exposed sea loch, past a castle and up the river into Cork City centre.

We know that at least 10 St Ayles skiffs will be taking part in the 2018 Race, with the early bird entries coming showing crews from Down Coastal Rowing Association clubs being joined by crews from Eastern ARC (Edinburgh), St Ayles RC (Anstruther),  RowFlo (Lewis), Renegade (Ayrshire) and FOCCR (Ayshire).  This will make the St Ayles one of the biggest classes is this prestigious event.  There is a trophy for fastest St Ayles skiff, as well as various other awards open to the competitors.  Any St Ayles skiff taking part must comply with the international measurement rules for the class, including the need for wooden oars without spooned blades, and wooden fittings for the oarlocks.

A St Ayles is currently being built in Cork, so hopefully we will see a local entry from them too.  Please do think about joining them.  A good testing ground for the Castle to Crane Race, as well as being a fabulous event in its own right, and a grand road trip, worth phoning home about.  Regular entries accepted up until 13 May.  For more information and to enter go to the race website:

www.oceantocity.com

SCRA Green Flag Awards

Scottish Coastal Rowing - March 19, 2018 - 12:44

In a new initiative, SCRA clubs can apply to be awarded a splendid green flag to recognise initiatives that reduce the impact of our events on the marine environment……  if possible leaving it in a better state than we find it.

If your club wants to get their hands on one of these prized trophies, the procedure is very simple.  After your event submit a report (with results and a few photos) for publication on this website.  In the report just give us a couple of sentences on the steps taken to reduce your impact on the environment, and how successful they were.  Send your report to secretary@scottishcoastalrowing.org .  Lovley green flags will then be awarded at the discretion of the SCRA committee.

By way of an example and to kick matters off Green Flags are going to be awarded to St Ayles Rowing Club of Anstruther and to Isle of Seil Coastal Rowing Club for innovations at their 2017 events.

Anstruther have always taken care to minimise their impact, and have been asking visitors to bring their own mugs with them to share in the Anstruther cake and tea splendour**.  They went further in 2017 by specifically putting one of their members in charge of recyicling any waste that was generated at their regatta. Rather than buying in any plastic they went to their local charity shop to buy up mugs, plates, cutlery really cheaply on the promise that they would donate it back after the event! 

Isle of Seil Coastal Rowing Club’s 2017 event was all about improving the local environment.  Rather than organising a regatta, for the last three years the club and visitors have mustered on local islands to clean them up.  The club are assisted in this endevour by a grant from a local trust, to whom the club sends in before-and-after pictures with coordinates, number of bags filled,  and number people involved.

** for those of you attending the SCRA development weekend at Anstruther, if you forget to bring your own mug, you will be able to purchase for the bargain price of £5 an SCRA mug for you to keep and impress your friends and family with when you get home.

SCRA DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND SATURDAY 31ST MARCH/SUNDAY 1ST APRIL

Scottish Coastal Rowing - March 18, 2018 - 23:46

Our thanks to all clubs who have responded in such a positive manner to the Development Weekend and to the speakers who have been so willing of their time.

We have had to make a small change to the scheduled programme and the “Irish Perspective” given by members of the Irish Coastal Rowing Federation  will now take place from 5pm on the Saturday.
Would those club members who would wish to attend this re-arranged session , please advise secretary@scottishcoastalrowing.org
To those who had chosen this session for the Sunday morning please advise which alternative session you would like to attend.

Now that all but a few original interested parties have made their selections – we are pleased to announce that there is sufficient space to invite an additional 20 club members. This will be on a first come first served basis…….. and that includes submitting the payment and making the session choices. (And you can count it as part 1 of your initiative test to work out how to do that……  ask your own club secretary if necessary.  If your club is a member of SCRA they will have received and e mail about it).  Please do not delay.
In all instances please advise the SCRA secretary at address above.

English St Ayles Skiff Series

Scottish Coastal Rowing - March 18, 2018 - 19:07
20 May 2018:  Hanseatic Festival Regatta King’s Lynn, Norfolk 17th June 2018:  Round Hayling Rowing Race – for Gigs and Skiffs 30 June/ 1 July:  Pilot Skiffie Regatta at Broadmarsh (Langstone)

 

English Skiffies would like to invite you along to three racing events in the first half of the season.

First up we have the Hanseatic Festival Regatta at Kings Lynn, celebrating the maritime history of the area and the links with other members of the Hanseatic league an organisation which showed that the sea is something that unites us, rather than divides us………….. a concept that is really at the heart of what we do with our St Ayles skiffs.

 

Use the links above to contact the organisers or try admin@klcrc.club and get your entries in promptly (as there is a cap on entries)  There are three races, one each for men, women and mixed.  The races are each 2 miles along the waterfront, around and under a bridge starting and finishing off the historic Purfleet Quay and Customs House.    Crews are welcome to launch and use skiffs the day before for a bit of exploration.  The Norfolk Broads are fairly near at hand too, should there be a desire for a water borne tour before or after.

Next up we have the Round Hayling Rowing Race on Sunday 17 June 2018.

This is a testing 13 Mile race, where St Ayles Skiffs will have the chance to meet up with other classes of boats, including Pilot Gigs, Solent Galleys, Bursledon Gigs and Harker’s Yard Gigs.  It is organised by Langstone Adventure Rowing, Langstone Cutters Rowing Club and Langstone Cutters Gig Club.  The Round Hayling ‘Flag’ Rowing Race Starts and Finishes will be in the ‘New Cut’ on the North Side of the Hayling Island, proceeding in a clockwise direction around the Island, in order to row with the tidal flow along the sea front. Because the race is rowed over a course that includes 5 mile Solent Seafront section,  should the  wind speed and direction create safety issues a shorter (11 mile) ‘in harbour’ course is rowed inside the Chichester Harbour. Whatever the weather the race is rowed! Each boat must be equiped with a VHF radio and Competent Cox (age 18+) experienced at open sea rowing.  For fun, to provide a spectacle and for safety reasons, each boat is required to fly a 3’x2’ flag.  The Record Time for a St Ayles Skiff is held by CRA Blakeney.

For your convenience and entertainment Langstone are organising a variety of events in the two weeks  after the Round Hayling Island Rowing Race, (in the middle of which there is the Eastney Rowing Festival and Fairway Race on 23, 24 June) to take us up to:

 

  • 30th/1st July: Pilot Skiffie Regatta at Broadmarsh Langstone Harbour, including U16/U18 and 6 other classes over a 10 lane course.

Contact Mike Gilbert for more information on that regatta:  mike@langstonerowing.co.uk

It would of course be great if Dutch, Scottish and Irish Crews could support some or all of these events as well as fellow English skiffies, in the hope that we can build up a widespread calendar of one design St Ayles Skiff racing events in England.  Please contact the SCRA secretary if you would like your St Ayles skiff event advertised as part of the series.

SCRA Youth Regatta Series – NEW Dates Added!

Scottish Coastal Rowing - March 6, 2018 - 16:59

The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association is thrilled to announce two new additions to this year’s Youth Regatta Series!

Carrick Coastal Rowing Club will be adding a Youth Regatta to their Exciseman’s Chase event in Maidens on 8th September. This is a very popular regatta in the South West region and is also part of the wider SCRA South West Challenge! A month later, Deveron Coastal Rowing Club will be hosting their second Youth Regatta, this time in Banff, on 6th October.

These dates, added to the existing five events announced last month, make the Youth Regatta Series even bigger than when it was launched in 2017. We now have three regattas in the North Circuit and four in the South Circuit, starting off with the Portobello Youth Regatta, hosted by Eastern Amateur Rowing Club on Saturday 7th April. See you there!

Full details of how to sign up to these events can be found on our event calendar here: scottishcoastalrowing.org/2016-events/

SCRA Coxing Course (South West) – Largs

Scottish Coastal Rowing - March 6, 2018 - 16:21

The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association is delighted to invite clubs to attend a Coxing Course in Largs on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2018!

This is an introductory course, aimed at novice coxes, which will cover basic coxing skills such as communication, safety and managing crews, and will be a mix of classroom-based learning and on-the-water training (weather permitting).

SCRA clubs in the South West region will be each be allocated two places in the first instance and will be able to apply to send more members if extra places become available. Clubs should send the names of their delegates to cameronhjhughes@gmail.com by 20th March to book their places. Any remaining places will then be allocated.

The course will take place at Largs Sailing Club within Largs Yacht Haven, where there will be lunch provided on both days at a small cost (details given on booking). Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club are facilitating the course which will be delivered by SCRA instructors.

This is a great opportunity for representatives to bring a new skill-set back to their clubs ahead of a busy regatta season!

Boatie Blest Coastal Rowing Club Regatta 2018 (28th April)

Scottish Coastal Rowing - February 27, 2018 - 12:08
The regatta season is about to begin, the “Monaco of Scottish Coastal Rowing” is back again this year for the 7th time. Boatie Blest will be hosting the short, oval course again this year where crews battle out to win in a pursuit around a tight harbor course. Races take approx 2 mins 30 to complete but in this time crews must start and complete not one but two 180 degree turns, and two “slight” long bends. The tight gap between the harbors test the coxswains and the rowers nerve: a rare race where the spectators can judge which crew is winning or loosing when the crew often cannot. The races are an unusual format for Scottish Coastal Rowing as crews race head to head to progress, with wins in up to 3 rounds of racing needed if you are to be crowned the champions. A must see day out at Port Seton where there is guaranteed to be close racing, good spectating, lots of shouting and the occasional poor turn leading to an almost inevitable race defeat for some! Races kick off around 11am – with over 70 races planned to go ahead during the day it will be action packed and non-stop. The Boatie Bakers will be out in force again supplying the energy needed to keep the rowers and spectators going. Clubs wishing to attend can fill in the attached entry form and send to the email address provided. To wet the appetite below is a link to Youtube where Portobellos Intermediate crew demonstrate the course with some fine footage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o7bTTbmcQg Intermediate Mixed @Port Seton Gordon,John,Catherine & Amanda with Bill www.youtube.com Intermediate Mixed Team in Competition at Port Seton Regatta 2017

Club Entry Form – 2018

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