A small team of worthies spent time on Sunday afternoon readying Chippy McNish for a trip to the East Coast next Saturday. The skiff was emptied of oars, floorboards, etc. before being hosed down then rubbed down to remove the mysterious rust stains all over the internal paintwork. Until we rub back and repaint the hull in the Autumn can any crew using Chippy please hose down with fresh water before putting him away.

Cleaned, ready for Cockenzie & Port Seton

Next weekend Chippy McNish might also be racing on Strathclyde Loch. Scottish Rowing are eager to see the skiffs in action and if there is time in the race schedule at The Scottish Championships we may put on a demonstration event.

The weekend after next Chippy McNish & Birdie Bowers will be travelling to Glenarm on the Antrim Coast to race at the Dalriada Festival. The club has entered crews in both the 7km Dalriada Challenge race and the 800m sprint events.

Anyone interested in rowing, either for pleasure or in competition, is encouraged to come down to the club on a Thursday night around 6pm and join in.

Adam Graham

Rowing Convenor

One of the umpires took a large series of photos on Saturday. They can be viewed via the article on the webpage below.

http://scottishcoastalrowing.org/2011/06/01/saving-the-best-for-last-anstruther-regatta-pictures/

There are some incredible shots of Chippy McNish racing amongst a fleet of St. Ayles Skiffs.

Adam

The club is proud to announce the safe arrival of our second St. Ayles Skiff. In the photo below Ian Clark can be seen accepting delivery from John Glover and the apprentices from the Trust in Port Glasgow.

The new skiff will be named and launched at approx 3pm on Saturday 4th June. All members and guests are invited to attend.

This weekend also sees a trip by Whiteforeland to Loch Eck.

Serious training is underway for the Cockenzie & Port Seton Regatta on 11th & 12th June. Anyone interested in entering should be at the club on Thursday night about 6pm to discuss with Adam (alternatively contact him on adam_graham@hotmail.com)

Come along to Speir’s Wharf, Glasgow this Saturday, 4 June. We’ll have lots to do on the water including polo games, flat water slalom and lots of different boats for you to have a go in including wavehoppers and racing boats. The event will kick off at 10:30am and we’ll be running lots of different sessions during the day until 3pm.

This is about getting as many folk on the water as possible and trying to raise awareness of the Glasgow Paddlesports centre project. Come along and show your support for the paddling community to help build a fantastic facility for the future, while having a splash about with your pals.

If you’re an SCA member the event is free but if you’re not then you can enjoy the whole day for just £5 and get to try as many different activities as possible. You can book online through the SCA website shop.

Bring as many folk along as you can and tell all your friends about it, the more the merrier.

You can join us on facebook if you follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/paddlesportsglasgow

If you’d like any further info then please feel free to get in touch with the email address:
sarahkimmarshall@yahoo.co.uk

Hope to see you all on Saturday.
Sarah Marshall
SCA

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