Saving the best for last – Anstruther Regatta Pictures


In that saccharine song, they sing about saving the best for last. In Umpire Ron Wallace’s photographic record of Saturday’s racing, that was certainly the case. He also had the advantage of being out on the umpire’s boat! The full set of Ron’s Pictures can be seen here. Ron Wallace is a Scottish Rowing Umpire, more used to the sedate progression down the flat water of the River Dee in Aberdeen, or the slightly more crinkly Thames. Elsewhere on the Committee of the Dee website, he makes the observation:

Ron, along with SR umpires Neil MacFarlane and Douglas Cameron went to Fife for a day at the seaside. If you think conditions at Nottingham were rough at BUCS Regatta you should check out the racing conditions on the North Sea off Anstruther. Despite appearances, none of the skiffs seemed in any danger of sinking and the rowers seemed very relaxed about the challenging wind and sea conditions.

Perhaps our riverine friends will find out that coastal rowing is a lot more challenging – and fun!

Two other sets of pics have been put on Flickr, here and here – both containing some amazing pics of the racing taken from the shore.

Some of Ron’s Pictures are below.

Alec Jordan

Womens 35+ - N Berwick & Achiltibuie

Women's 35+ - Anstruther a blur in the distance!

Breezy - Anster Womens Open heading for the start

North Berwick's secret semi-submersible skiff

Aye - that's Anster a blur in the distance.

Coigach at the turn - in the harbour!

Royal West - outward bound

Anster Mixed open on the way to victory - last race in the harbour

  1. #1 by Adam Graham on 2 June 2011 - 1:07 am

    Fantastic!!!!!

  2. #2 by Tonyrjhamblin40 on 11 June 2011 - 3:47 pm

    photos of port seton event can be found on queensferry rowing club facebook page!!

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