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The latest skiff to be launced on the Clyde will be at Fairlie Beach, North end of Bay Street, at 12:30 on Saturday. All welcome to attend and enjoy the informal BBQ and get together.
Troon will be bringing one of their skiffs.
David Sutherland writes:
The Troon Club would like to remind everyone that their Regatta is on Saturday 8th June at South Beach, Troon, from 9.45am.
If you intend participating, please let Club Secy David know a.s.a.p., preferably by sending in the entry form which was emailed to every Club, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by ‘phone on 01292 311980.
Thanks to those already participating in the event – we will be in touch in the next few days.
From North Queensferry, Lucie Macaulay writes
We’re launching our second skiff, Ferry Sonnet, on Saturday (11th May 2013) from 2.30-4.30 at North Queensferry Harbour.
All welcome to greet the new arrival! (though photos are promised too – yes please Lucie!)
Next weekend the UKCC Level 2 qualified coaches, and trainee coaches, are having a workshop day on Saturday at Castle Semple Loch in Renfrewshire. They are going to review and discuss coaching, with some practical work on the loch too.
Some of the coaches will be staying on into the Sunday and we would invite any interested clubs to get in touch if they want to bring a boat and crews to an informal coaching session on the Sunday afternoon. There is no fee for this but we might ask you to donate to Castle Semple Rowing Club for use of their clubroom and facilities. Ali Grant is also intent on having a BBQ so best bring some raw meat and buns.
You can get in touch with myself at secretary(at)rwsabc.com or Ali Grant coaching(at)scottishcoastalrowing.org
Training & Development
Royal West was the venue again this year for the British Rowing accredited coaches course held over the last two weekends. A tutor from Welsh Rowing ran the course on behalf of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association. It was attended by members of coastal rowing clubs from Mid-Argyll, Portsoy, Pittenweem, Cockenzie & Port Seton and Galgael.
All the participants passed this initial phase of thier course and return to thier clubs to prepare for an external assessment in the coming months. Following a year of hard work and preparation, and on completion of this course, GalGael plan to start rowing on the Clyde from Kelvin Harbour at the SV Glenlee this Wednesday.
The SCRA would like to thank all at Royal West for thier assistance in facilitating this course. All the participants expressed thanks for the hospitality shown to them by Royal West members during the course.
Training & Development
we’ve just been contacted by Alex MacKenzie, the Commodore of the Plockton Small Boat Sailing Club, with a very nice invitation.
We regularly organise rowing races at sea for our fleet of 4 oared, wooden boats and would like to invite any of your members to take part in an amazing event we’re putting on in May.
We’re organising a sponsored row (it’ll be a bit of a race as well!!) from Eilean Donan castle at Dornie to Duncraig Castle at Plockton on May 25th. The course is around 15 miles around Lochalsh. Taking in Loch Duich, Loch Alsh and Loch Carron. There will be a BBQ and Bar at the end of the race and a dance in the evening so lots of entertainment!
We would love to have the chance to row with your boats at our event or at other events you are organising.
Please contact Alex direct, if you’d be interested in a row through such wonderful scenery! He’s on alex <at> britishstudypartnership.com
In case you had not heard the group booked for the forthcoming St. Ayles Skiff World Champs event on the SV Glenlee is The Reel Stramash.
They are a Scottish ceilidh band based in Glasgow, perfect for weddings, graduations, corporate events or any other function. Offering an upbeat and energetic performance, The Reel Stramash will have everyone up on their feet and dancing the night away. Fresh to the ceilidh scene, their approach is breathing life into functions up and down the country.
The Reel Stramash are like no other, entertaining audiences with their lively approach to traditional ceilidh music. Their expertise as musicians helps to create a sound that you cannot resist dancing to, their uniqueness coming from the infectious energy and enthusiasm that they bring to every event. With the members of the band having performed everywhere from Cameron House in Scotland to Cologne in Germany, you can rest assured that The Reel Stramash is more than capable of producing a top performance.
There is still a chance to get on the Guest List by contacting Barbara Elliot at St. Ayles RC
Look forward to seeing you on The Tall Ship on Saturday.
TROON CRC cordially invite all Coastal Rowing Clubs to take part in their first Regatta on Saturday 8th June 2013.
As you’ll already have read on this website, the plan is to attract the largest number of skiffs yet seen in one place on the Clyde as this is the first event in the Clyde area. The Regatta will be held on and around Troon South Beach, close to the town centre. If you know this shore, you’ll be happy to hear that the tide will be “up” for the event and so will all the members of our Club who look forward to welcoming you to Troon! We expect to begin the race programme from between 10 –11am and will finish up mid-late afternoon.
This is a preliminary call for interest from participants. Once we hear from you, we will respond with an email “flyer” about the event, with all the detailed information, and an email application form to print out and forward to the Club. The Troon Club has set an entry fee of £10 per boat which we would like to receive with the completed application form (at this second stage).
Initial interest, please, to the Club Secretary, David Sutherland, on email@example.com by 31 March 2013. This will be acknowledged as described.
The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association is pleased to announce that a British Rowing run and UK Coaching Council approved course for Fixed Seat Rowing Coaches will be run at Royal West in Greenock in April. The Official Course notice is attached to this message, the application form will be emailed to those who express an interest.
Please post the Course Notice on your club website and in your clubhouses, and circulate to members..
The Association is eager to see a good geographical spread of coaches so every club should consider this opportunity.
Please note that as we have to confirm numbers to British Rowing later this month we need forms and deposits in by 20th February.
The next Ocean to City Race will take place on Saturday 8th June 2013. It is the culmination of a weeklong celebration of the sea as part of the Ocean to City Maritime Festival, taking place 1st – 8th June 2013.
Modelled on London’s Great River Race, An Rás Mór incorporates races over several distances through Cork Harbour:
* Ocean course (15 nautical miles) from Crosshaven to Roches Point to Cobh, Monkstown and through Lough Mahon to Lapp’s Quay in Cork city
* City course (12 nautical miles) from Crosshaven to Cobh and to Lapp’s Quay
* Monkstown course (7 nautical miles), from Monkstown to Lapp’s Quay
We hope you might be interested to join us in 2013. It promises to be a particularly special year, as it coincides with the year-long celebrations of the Gathering Ireland 2013. As part of this nationwide initiative, we are pleased to launch an expanded Festival under the banner of the Gathering.
We are currently redeveloping the website and plan to open this year’s registrations around the start of February. If you are interested to find out more, I would encourage you to sign up to our newsletter and we will be in touch over the coming weeks. Alternatively, you could have a look at our old website which has lots of information.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Ocean to City – Cork’s Maritime Festival
c/o Meitheal Mara
Tel: 00 353 21 4847673