Entries have opened for the Boatie Blest regatta to be held in Port Seton Harbour on 5 and 6 May 2012. The Race course will take a similar shape to the 2011 regatta, involving a pursuit style race course where both boats start side by side heading in opposite directions. The boats round their own buoy before passing each other over the start line again. They then round the 2nd buoy and finish facing their initial direction at the start line. The entire race takes place within Port Seton harbour, making an excellent spectator sport, and very close races. The other added attraction is that crews only know whether they are winning or not when they pass at the half-way stage.
Saturday will feature an opening ceremony and the annual Port Seton v Cockenzie race. There will then be races in Mixed open, Women’s 40+, Men’s 40+ categories. Sunday’s Races will be for Men’s open and Women’s open. For more information contact club captain Stuart Mack: firstname.lastname@example.org,
All rowers and families are invited to a ceilidh in the Auld Kirk hall on the Saturday night.
Boatie Blest also featured in the Edinburgh Evening News this week. They have assisted Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans with the building of a St Ayles skiff. The report on the High School Boat Building can be found here: http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/edinburgh/pupils-build-skiff-to-show-off-rowing-skills-at-regattas-1-2198375
There is a full list of this year’s regattas on the “Events 2012″ tab above.