A brief review of club watersports based activity in the last week shows a busy and active club.

Monday – 15 juniors paddling, 16 senior paddling
Tuesday – senior paddlers out training
Wednesday – 9 dinghies out racing, 6 juniors rowing, ladies & men’s crews rowing
Thursday – Slip extension poured
Friday – Fire Brigade squad introduced to rowing at the club
Sunday – Rowing squad for Dalriada Festival Regatta in Antrim training, youth squad from Gourock HS training

During a race start exercise against the Gourock HS youth squad Alex Paterson managed to snap a pairs oar, see below.

Does not know his own strength!!!

Keep this momentum going.

Adam Graham
Rowing Convenor

Monday 18th April was publicised as the first full evening of the 2011 kayak season and what a start.

Five new junior paddlers took to the water with eleven juniors returning from last year, they were joined by fifteen adults and coaches making the total turnout on the evening 31 paddlers. From conversations with the parents it is clear the juniors are very happy to be back.

There were also questions about the juniors attending rowing sessions on Wednesday nights. The club rowing coaches have been made aware and are making arrangements for this.

Great to see everyone back and enthusiastic about the whole club.

Following attendance on a residential course in Wales last September, then practical assessment at Royal West yesterday two of the club rowing coaches, Ian Clark & Adam Graham, have been awarded UK Coaching Council Level 2 Certificates for Fixed Seat Rowing.

The course was run by Welsh Rowing on behalf of British Rowing, who will be issuing the certificates. The assessor, David Thomson, travelled up from SW Wales to carry out the assessments yesterday. He was astounded at the club’s facilities, boats, combination of water sports and history. He has offered any assistance we may need to further develop rowing and coaching at the club as well as in the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association.

The coaches would like to thank Richard Wills & Ewan Chisholm for thier assistance with the rescue boat yesterday, the willing crews that formed part of the assessment and Inverclyde Sports Council for thier financial support throughout the course.

Rowing training will commence formally on Wednesday 20th April @ 18:00. Anyone interested in participating is welcome to attend. It is our initial intention to train on Wednesday evenings and Sundays.

Adam Graham
Rowing Convenor

A few folks have registered and received IDs for access to the forum. Unfortunately, there was a small glitch relating to the forum communicating with the database – so you may have had difficulty logging in or finding the “Add New Topic” button. This is hopefully resolved now.

A login box has been added to the right hand sidebar, so you can log in there and go to the forum and post. Any problems, contact me or post a comment below (you don’t have to register to comment).

The 2011 Sailing Calendar is now available.

RWSABC Royal Wedding CeilidhOn Friday 29 April 2011, at 7 pm for 7.30 pm, RWSABC will be holding an Alternative Scottish Wedding Reception to celebrate the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Tickets costing £12 are available behind the bar and a menu is on display at the club. Please book tickets and request vegetarian option if required.

Optional dress – in keeping with the occasion.

Ceilidh music and good food!

As some folks will know, we’ve had a bit of an issue in getting access to the rwsabc.com domain. Until access is obtained, it is forwarding to rwsabc.co.uk. Eventually (hopefully!), rwsabc.com will resume being the principal address that you’ll see in your Web browser. I’ll keep you posted when this happens.

Click here for the 2011 SCRA Regatta Calendar [PDF].

© 2017 Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club Site by Pam Forsyth Web Design Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha