Closing Cruise Crew

Yesterday’s weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the 20 people who turned up to mark the end of the Summer Season and start of the Winter Season. There was even a very short trip in Birdie Bowers for a mixed crew.

Land based competition was the order of the day for the group. Three teams of four competed in two running events, a scavanger hunt and a Boat Club based quiz. The result of the scavanger hunt was contested as although it was clearly a non-contact event, there were reports of bucket carriers being jostled on the beach.

The overall results saw the Captain’s team first with 20.5 points, Hon. Sec’s team second with 18 points and the VP’s team third with 17 points.

The day was rounded off with a takeaway and some beers in the hall.

Everyone is looking forward to the St.Ayles Skiff regatta on Castle Semple Loch on Saturday 27th October. There should be local crews from Royal West, Cumbrae, Troon & Carrick, as well as visiting crews from the East. Don’t forget the Halloween Dance on that same evening.

Please check the webpage below.

Nice feature on the Club

From 1pm today we are running a Scratch Regatta at the Club to mark the end of the season.

Racing will be in any and all forms of craft if conditions permit. If conditions not right we will have some land based competition.

Later in the afternoon we will clear Club boats back up to the clubhouse, have a tidy of the beach and then retire to the clubhouse for a takeaway tea.

The Winter hours are as follows:

Monday Closed

Tuesday 8pm – 11pm

Wednesday 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Thursday 7:30pm – 11:30pm

Friday 5pm – 11:30pm

Saturday 2:30pm – 11:30pm

Sunday 3:00pm – 7:30pm

Locks to boat sheds and changing rooms are being changed on Monday 1st October.

Key replacement procedure is as follows
• If you have existing keys you will be able to swap them for new ones at the bar, we will also require you to register that you have keys.
• If you do not have keys as yet, you will be able to buy them at the bar, we will also require you to register that you have keys.

Any questions please get in touch with myself.


Adam Graham
Hon Sec

You can also download this poster.

halloween poster 2012

Please see below an updated notice of the dates for the next four months.

Boat Club Sessions 2012 (2)

This can also be downloaded for you to distributed to friends.

This weekend in September may need to be commemorated in some way. Clubs and individuals with a passion for Coastal Rowing have, over a period of 48 hours, demonstrated what can be done with some community spirit, team work & common sense.

Yesterday Coigach came second in the mixed category at London’s Great River Race, a race featuring 300+ fixed seat boats, over 22 miles of the Thames. They were joined by PowPorty & North Berwick in representing SCRA in this race.

Yesterday one of the newest clubs to the association, Newburgh, runs its first St.Ayles Skiff regatta.

Yesterday Crail, another new club to the association, won two of the five races at Newburgh and are second in another two. What a result for this new club.

On Friday Ali Grant of RowPorty passed her final assessment for a UKCC Level 2 Fixed Seat Coaches Award. Success follows success and on Saturday Jon Gerrard and John Curtis of Cockenzie & Port Seton also passed thier assessments. Ali is the first Scottish Female UKCC Level 2 Fixed Seat Rowing Coach.

Above is the group of aspiring coaches during thier face-to-face weekends in April at Royal West. Next weekend Iain Sinclair of Mid-Argyll RC, Mick Boden & Alan Farrell of Troon CRC and Robbie Wightman of North Berwick RC are being assessed. We all hope that the SCRA “light of success” shines on them.

What a weekend for the individuals involved, the clubs that they are members of and the Association we are all members of. Scottish Coastal Rowing has a lot to be proud of this weekend.

Adam Graham
SCRA Training & Development

The Club received a letter from Balmoral Castle today acknowledging Her Majesty’s appreciation of the salute by the members as she passed the clubhouse in July.

Below is the photo referred to.

Well done to all those involved.

If you have a look under the “About Club” tab there are some new pages and information updates.

There is now a “Club Functions & Events” page giving you access to all the forthcoming events at the click of a button. This will let you check the Club’s Functions Diary and see what is being organised for the coming months. We will try and update this every week.

Any suggestions for events would be welcomed, as would a volunteer as Social Convener.

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