Some pictures of cracking day on the water as an opener to the season, in glorious weather 38 people made the trip to Knockderry hotel,  rowers took Whiteforeland and Zebra, Colin Campbell sculled the newly refurbished 16 and a good number of Kyackers along with a visiting crew from Firth of Clyde rowing club in their Skiff Saltire. Lunch at the hotel didn’t work out so a quick row around to Kilcregan for lunch in the sun. contrasting situation from the last two years where we haven’t made it off the beach due poor weather.

A big thank you to all the members who came down on Sunday for a beach tidy, everyone efforts were greatly appreciated, it had been the plan during the  low tide to move some of the larger rocks from around the middle slip as it had become increasingly difficult to land at low water, among the rock we came across a tractor tyre  and a car engine.. yes an an engine There’s now a 20ft clear section just to the right of the middle slip for landing at extreme low water, the larger obstacle which damaged the rescue boat prop last year has been removed this turned out to be a council bin from the esplanade.

More pictures as they come in..

Alex VP

The results are as follows:

1st – John Taylor
2nd – Marie Paterson
3rd – Ewen Chisholm
Draw was made by Rose Sloan in the bar on Saturday evening

This talk by Sarah Brown, Wise Scheme Instructor, will give you an insight into the diverse marine wildlife around our coast. Do you know the difference between a bottlenose and a common dolphin? Can you tell a grey seal from a harbour seal? Want to know more about the sex life of a basking shark? It’s all here in this fun and informative talk.

The Wise Scheme was set up by a group of marine wildlife and boating enthusiasts. The aim of the scheme is to provide information about how to recognise and avoid disturbance of wildlife while out on your boat, whether you are a commercial operator or a pleasure boater. Many of us have accidentally sent seals crashing into the sea or perhaps seen others behaving poorly when whales and dolphins are about but what is right or wrong behaviour and what can you do to avoid prosecution under new wildlife laws? This hour long talk and discussion will give you a useful guide to what wildlife is out there and what to do when you see it.

Supported by Scottish Natural Heritage

In The Clubhouse Hall
Friday 15th May 2015, 7pm

Admission for Members and Friends

A meeting is being held in the clubhouse on Thursday 23rd April to discuss the coastal rowing over the coming year, all are invited to attend.

Main items for the agenda are:

  1. Which regattas/events do folk want to attend
  2. Row round Bute planned for the weekend of 10th-13th July
  3. Club regatta on 8th August

See you all there.

Saturday 18th April

Time: 10am for 10.30 off the beach

Destination: Knockderry Hotel for lunch

All welcome. We also plan to have a few drinks in the Club on return and perhaps order in food for the evening.

Sunday 19th April

Time: 14:30 – 19:30

We are planning to clear boulders off the beach as the tide drops during the afternoon and early evening. There are rocks that will be exposed during this period that are not normally visible but have been catching the prop on the rescue boat as well as some of the dinghy keels.

All welcome to help

As of 6th April the Bar will be open on a Monday evening through the season.

Our enthusiastic staff are on hand to serve you with hot and cold drinks, as well as some snacks, when you come off the water.

There might even be a performance by the new VP on his uke!!!!

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