Below is Race Officer and Rescue Boat Rota for Primary Series.
If you cannot make your turn please arrange to swap with someone else and then advise David Taylor so he can update rota
If you cannot open the downloadable version below there will be hard copies in Racing Bag

We only managed 4 boats racing on 24th April, however good breeze and good racing.
It would be great to see you all down on 1st May
Andy Taylor is RO this week

Downloadable version RR Rota 2013 – 1

The outcome of the rowing meeting today is as follows, having taken into account the availability of members who would like to compete and can commit to training we will be attending Troon’s regatta on the 8th of June, The Comet Festival in Port Glasgow on the 22nd of June (RWSABC Regatta will form part of the festival events, a function back at the club at night is proposed) The world Championships in Ullapool from the 9th of July, the Sail and Oar festival on Cumbrae on the 10-11 of August, North Berwick regatta on the 24-25 of August, Queensferry regatta on the 31st of August. Along with the regatta entries the Saturday morning squad plan a long row up the Clyde towards Dumbarton / River leven on the 24th of August as this date best suits the tides, anyone wanting to come along on this this will be more than welcome. More details on the regatta events can be found on the Scottish Coastal Rowing website if you would like to go along.

In addition to the regatta discussions we noted the need to increase the training opportunities for everyone competing at the World Championships, again the biggest obstacle to training being availability and time constraints. To try and find a compromise and increase the training opportunities we have agreed that every Saturday Morning starting on the 4th of May from 9.15 will be a specific 2K World Championship training session for everyone committed to attending the Championships. There will be a race practice times recording form in the racing shed where on return from the water the COX should add the fastest time over the course, the date, the names and position of the crew when the time was set. The Tuesday and Thursday Nights from 6.30 continue to be club nights. Thursday night Rowing continues to be open to people who would like to come along and give fixed seat give rowing a go.

If you have any questions regarding the worlds or would like compete / take part in any of the above please contact myself or Adam Graham via the club website.


Alex Paterson

Captain of Boats

Ladies Open Crew

Alec Paterson has called a meeting of all members interested in racing St.Ayles Skiffs through this year. Meeting will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in the Clubhouse.

Primary topic for conversation will be attendance at the St. Ayles Skiff World Championships in Ullapool in July

Look forward to seeing you all.

Last year the Club hosted an event to raise funds for MS Research that was so busy more chairs had to be brought up from the boat sheds. You can read all about it at the following webpage.

Well the party is back. On Friday 3rd May there will be various musicians, local and from Glasgow, who will be performing. There will also be a fundraising raffle on the night.

If you can help out with catering, raffle prizes or anything please contact young George Carson.

Dear Club Secretary,

As a Club Affiliated to the Scottish Canoe Association, I am contacting you to offer places to your club on the up and coming courses that we are running here at The Lochgoilhead Centre this summer, if you could please pass this information on to anyone in your club you feel would be interested it would be much appreciated.

We are running two fully residential UKCC Paddlesport Coach courses for £330 (£250 for members of the Scout Association);

• 7th -10th July, UKCC Level One Paddlesports Coach Course

• 11th – 14th August, UKCC Level Two Paddlesports Coach Training

The courses will be delivered by Leo Hoare from Getafix Coaching (for more information about Leo see

The courses do not include the prerequisites (FSRT/Two/Three Star) however if you require any of these please get in contact with myself and we can organise this for you.

If you have any questions or you would like to book onto either course please contact the centre on 01301703217 or email

See you on the water!

Grant Dolier

Senior Instructor
The Lochgoilhead Centre
Shelter Park
PA24 8AQ

T: 01301 703217
F: 01301 703562

The organiser of an event on Loch Lomond is looking for kayakers for 12 to 14 July. Lunch provided. Off Inchmurrin Island.

The event organiser runs an open water swimming business and is offering to work reciprocally on projects as we develop open water swimming at the Club.

She can be contacted via her website

The Club was the venue for a British Rowing accredited coaches course held over the last two weekends. A tutor from Welsh Rowing ran the course on behalf of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association. It was attended by members of coastal rowing clubs from Mid-Argyll, Portsoy, Pittenweem, Cockenzie & Port Seton and Galgael.

All the participants passed this initial phase of thier course and return to thier clubs to prepare for an external assessment in the coming months. Locally GalGael plan to start rowing on the Clyde from Kelvin Harbour, at the new Transport Museum. Thier first planned coaching outing will be this Wednesday.

The SCRA would like to thank all at Royal West for thier assistance in facilitating this course. All the participants expressed thanks for the hospitality shown to them by Royal West members during the course.

The bar opening hours as of 8th April

Monday 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Tuesday 7:30pm – 11pm

Wednesday 7:30pm – 11pm

Thursday 7:30pm – 11:30pm

Friday 5pm – 11:30pm

Saturday 2:30pm – 11:30pm

Sunday 2:30pm – 8:00pm

Adam Graham
Hon. Secretary

Work planned for this weekend includes landscaping to the West end of the boat hard, rubbish collection from the beach & hard and cladding of the boat shelter adjacent to the Rescue Boat container.

We plan to start about 10am and would welcome as many wheel barrows as possible.

Sat 6th & Sun 7th April UKCC Level 2 Rowing coaches course (on behalf of SCRA)
Sat 6th & Sun 7th April Beach tidy and landscaping works, starts at 10am
Tues 9th April Rowing coaching & training restarts
Wed 10th April Sailing shed to be moved to Summer location
Sat 13th & Sun 14th April UKCC Level 2 Rowing coaches course (on behalf of SCRA)
Wed 17th April Dinghy racing restarts, Schedule attached
Thurs 18th April Open Water Swimming starts, see website for more info
Mon 22nd April Junior/beginners canoeing starts. Limited to 12 participants, we have 7 already
Frid 26th April April Boat Club Session, Info attached


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