Just a reminder that the annual Clyde Swim is on again this weekend, 18 August 2012. The race starts at 13.15hrs from Kilcreggan and the lead swimmers are expected to arrive at the Boat Club around 13.50hrs onwards. There will be the usual BBQ and refreshments and the Clubhouse will also be open.

This event relies on the support of kayakers to assist the swimmers across and the plan this year is for the paddlers to meet at the Club at 10.30hrs and then paddle over as a group around 11.00hrs.

So come along and help out if you can or just to cheer on the swimmers. Some of the Club’s Juniors are swimming the race as well and support from the membership would be great.

Hope to see you there.


Captain of Boats Alex Paterson is organising an overnight Club trip to Lochgoilhead on Saturday 11th August (conditions permitting). All members fit for the trip are welcome, whichever means of transport you prefer.

We will leave 10:00 on Saturday with stops along the way for lunch and relief. Lochgoilhead for dinner time. We have booked the Village Hall in Lochgoilhead for the overnight stay, bring your own bed & breakfast stuff. Explore the village then an early night!!! Back down to the Club on the Sunday.

The Village Hall will cost approx £1.00 – £1.50 a head, dependant on numbers.

Anyone interested should drop a message to Alex on rowing@rwsabc.com or myself on secretary@rwsabc.com in the next week.

Adam Graham
Hon. Sec

Just a reminder that their regatta is next Saturday (11th Aug). Royal West members will be made most welcome. Racing starts at 1300 hrs over their standard courses (on their website http://www.cbsc.org.uk/index.html). Entry is free but there is a £5 charge for the BBQ.

Our 3rd Sail and Oar Festival is fast approaching. Water based activity is looking good this year.

* We are hoping to have 4 skiffs out on the water.
* Cumbrae water sports center are booked to provide a ‘Come and Try’ event both days with sailing dinghies
* Galgael will be here with their boat ‘Orcuan’ which will be providing trips round the bay
* Hopefully we may also have canoes.

Plus all the usual land based activities

* Galgael Traditional Crafts Demonstrators
* Childrens crafts and entertainment
* Live music
* Ceildh on Saturday night
* Meet and Greet event in Newton lounge on Friday from 8.30pm
* And more that I have probably fogotten about.

Usually arrangements apply
Camping at back of Garrison with access to Drop In Centre
Ferry pases for participants

CalMac require us to supply them with a list of names/numbers/licence plate nos/boat trailers/caravans etc. I would be grateful if you can supply us with the required details within the next week or two.

Any questions or problems I can help you with just get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to Millport.

Kind Regards
Anne Brown
(Beach and Water Activities)

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