As you may know the Club has four boats entered this year in the long distance rowing event from Dumbarton Castle to the Finnieston Crane on Saturday 15th September

The Rowing Convenor, Karen Graham, has called a meeting of all participants and any Club members interested in helping out at the start in Sandpoint Marina. This Meeting will be in the clubhouse this Sunday (2nd Sept) at 4:30pm. We will be discussing

  • the logistics relating to getting the boats and crews to Dumbarton and back from Glasgow
  • assigning tasks to volunteers
  • an explanation of what crews and volunteers should expect to experience
  • the afterparty on the Saturday night
  • participation in the event on the Sunday in Glasgow

If you are racing but cannot attend on Sunday please let Karen or Adam know. If you want to help out but cannot attend on Sunday please let Karen & Adam know and we can meet up at a suitable time

Thanks to all who turned out yesterday morning.

Mat H, George C, Norman C, Colin W, Hugh J, Campbell Mc, Karen G, Liz Mc, Rose S, Ian W, Dick D, also a couple of our newer members Derek & Paddy.

We manged to relocate the skiffs, dismantle & remove the old kayak storage frame, relocate the old windsurfers, relocate the sailing shed and disconnect the power to the container.

Once the Tail o’ The Bank event is finished next Saturday the Rescue Boat will be secured on the beach, ready for the container to be removed. We also need to relocate the Sailing flagpole, bench and bin in the coming week.

Ogilvies are likely to start in early September and will be fencing off their work area everywhere West of the blue barrel on the hard, round to their gate at the top of the MOD slipway. We would ask the membership to respect this enclosure and be mindful of it, from a security point of view, when coming and going past the Club. We want to be as helpful and supportive as possible to Ogilvies in light of their very kind donation.

While pulling old windsurfers out from behind the container we discovered the various boats in the picture below. They are now on the hard just below the Repair Shed. If the owners would like to claim them and find appropriate storage that would be great, otherwise they will be disposed of at the end of October.

Next big event is of course the Tail o’ The Bank Event next Saturday. Hope to see as many of you down competing, helping out or simply enjoying the spectacle next weekend

Hi all,

As you should all be aware the construction of our new beach shed is due to start in early September. In order to facilitate this we need to clear everything, except the container, west of the access slip to the hard. This includes all the boats, trailers, masts, sailing shed, flagpole and temporary structures. Ogilvies will be removing the container once emptied.

Can we please have any and all volunteers available on Saturday morning at 10am to undertake this work. The more we have the quicker it will be finished.

Would all boat owners please make sure they are in attendance to move their boats, if they have not done so before then.


Hon. Sec.

Further to discussions with Ogilvies earlier this week we can announce that construction of the new beach shed should commence at the start of September and be complete early November.

The shed is intended to replace the container used to store and secure the Club’s RHIB, also the temporary boat shelters formed adjacent to it. It has also been designed with features to allow for use as race control centre, thereby making the dearly loved sailing (garden) shed redundant.

The shed will be 6.4m wide x 8.4m back-to-front and sit approximately where the St’Ayles skiffs are at the moment. At 8.4m back-to-front it will be more than 2m longer than the container. There will be a main door facing the top of the slipway, a pedestrian door facing the clubhouse and a window facing North West.

In order to prepare the area for the construction process we need to clear all the boats and equipment to the west of the middle slip by the end of August. If you have any boats or equipment in this area please arrange to move them to the main boat hard above the beach. We will be arranging at least one workparty in the coming weekends to relocate Club equipment and clear the container. Keep an eye out for these dates.


Adam Graham
Hon. Sec.

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