Youth Regatta Success at Largs

The young rowers and the organisers of the Largs edition of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Youth Regatta series laughed in the face of  dreich scotch weather and ploughed on through the furrows and peaks of a starboard bow sea to complete their races on the Ayrshire coast today.  The hosts, Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club were joined by young skiffies from Prestwick, Queensferry, Deveron and North Berwick.

Conditions were challenging, but it was a challenge that the crews were up to.  The first two races were held over a longer course.  Firstly for boys and then for girls.  As the photos below, all by Robert Dawson, show the waves were of a height and length which gave the rowing experience the full four dimensions (up down, in and out, round about and a bit wet).  After lunch the course was shortened considerably, to all fit within more sheltered water in the lee of slipways, and the four mixed races were won by a full variety of clubs.




FOCCRS took care to thank their  supporters (Saturn SailsBosun’s TableEuroyachtsFlamingo Yacht ChartersLargs Chandlers Ltd and DDZ Marine for sponsoring the fantastic medals from Revolv3d Limited and to Tiny Shiny Things . A massive thanks to all the hardy FOCCRs who came together to deliver the event with the support of Largs Sailing Club who lent some (runaway) marks and a RIB for the day, as well as providing lunch and a well-utilised warm and dry clubhouse used as a hub. We are all looking forward to the Firth of Clyde Regatta on the 2 September.  Many of the club regattas over the summer will feature junior events of some sort or another.  The next SCRA Youth Series events are at Eastern ARC (Portobello Beach) on 16 September and at Avoch for the Northern Circuit on 21 October.


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