The Mid Argyll Rowing Club (formerly the Rollicking Rowing Club) launched ‘Uisge’ on the 31st May 2012. She was built by ‘The Trust’ in Inverclyde and looks fantastic with an all white hull. It was a quiet event which involved a bottle of Whyte and Mackay, six willing bodies and a calm and welcoming sea. Since the launch numbers have been growing and we have been busy rowing each Thursday in Loch Gilp.
Alec Ohnstad of Mid Argyll RC said “Interest has been amazing since her launch at the end of May, there have been a lot of folk out on the water in some fantastic weather.”
The regular Thursday rowing has been supplemented by a weekend away to the Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival (all those 14 miles south) where Uisge competed in her first rather chaotic rowing race and all who attended had a great time.
Alec further commented “Our big push for the pupils will come during the new term in August.”
Iain Sinclair has been coaching his heart out for his up-and-coming assessment.