Fifteen Skiffs at 2013 Freshwater Sprints

Scottish Coastal Rowers took a turn inland for the Freshwater Sprints at Loch Venachar near Callander this weekend.   We were delighted to welcome the skiffs from Catterline and from Eskmouthe, taking part in a coastal rowing event for the first time.  The Catterline skiff also took on crew from the new build currently taking place in Gourdon.  All togther there were 15 skiffs taking advantage of the novelty of rowing on sweet, flat water, surrounded by mountains and trees.  Eskmouthe and Catterline were joined by skiffs from  Seil,  Troon, Royal West, Carrick, Cumbrae, North Berwick, Port Seton, Portobello, Queensferry, Anstruther, Newburgh, Pettenweem, Crail.

The inter-region race was won by the “Rest of the World” crew (Stroke Jo from NBRC, 3 Rob from Catterline, 2 Sean from Cumbrae, bow Eleanor from Portsoy), ahead of Fife who were followed in turn by  North, Argyll, South East and Clyde.

Newburgh won the victor ludorum and were presented with the Heath Lambert shield.   Going into the last race of the day they were equal on points with North Berwick but managed to win the new club long distance race where  North Berwick placed second in the open category behind  Boatie Blest (from Cockenzie and Port Seton).    Crail came third in the overall points, followed by Boatie Blest and Row Porty.

Detailed results with times are now available, and you can see the points calculation  by clicking on this link.

This event brings the 2013 SCRA regatta season to an end.  There are a considerable number of new skiffs being built over the winter, and we look forward to welcoming them to the 2014 events circuit.

Photos/ Video to follow.

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