Call for Entries to Nith Navigation Race on 27 September 2014


September is the time of year for giving rowers bottles of whisky for turning up at an event.  This year the practice will be continued at the Nith Navigation Race as well as Carrick’s Excisman’s chase.

The Nith Navigation Race is  a 6 mile processional race.  As with all good races it starts at a cafe and finishes at a pub.  Last year’s event was a good opener with 5 St Ayles skiffs and a Teifi skiff battling it out, and an incredibly close finish after an hours worth of rowing.  Being a time trial the event welcomes St Ayles skiffs, obviously, but also other classes of coastal rowing boats, so have a look around the yard and see what all you can get folk on the water in.  By taking part in the race you are helping to demonstrate that the tidal river is navigable right into Dumfries Town Centre, and that the Navigation should be kept open.  Report on last years race can be found on this website.

Please read the Notice of Race and get your entries in as soon as possible.

 

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