Blue Light regatta nomination for Blue Flag

MRT and RNLI battle it out off Lamlash

Arran Coastal Rowing Club club hosted an Emergency Services Regatta for The Angus Campbell Quaich last weekend in bright sunshine.

In the past, the emergency services on the island used to have a meeting at a pub of choice for an evening of competitive gaming – darts, pool, dominoes etc. In recent years, the pub outings have stopped and when the Coastal Rowing Club built its second skiff it was Dr Angus Campbell’s idea to bring back the friendly competition as an inter-service rowing regatta. Sadly, he died before the competition took place.

Crews from Police, Fire, RNLI, Mountain Rescue, Coastguard, Hospital & Ambulance and the Medical Centre all took part, and were trained over six weeks by ACRC. The regatta was won by the Mountain Rescue Team and the magnificent trophy was presented by Dr Campbell’s daughter.

Spectators enjoyed the racing and the BBQ, and around £500 was raised in a raffle for Arran Cancer Support.

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