The 200 Club provides useful funds to support the Royal West.  Participants contribute £5 each month and 50% of the proceeds are awarded to 3 winners each month.  The winners for February are shown below.

Thanks to everyone who supports the Royal West via the 200 Club!

Congratulations to all winners!

The February Boat Club Session will start at 14.00 this Sunday the 28th on the Boat Club Sessions (Lockdown Version) Facebook group.

The line up and times for this month is as follows:
George Carson 14.00
Neilly Coll 14.20
Stephen Deatcher 14.40
Ian Connor 15.00
David Nicol 15.20
Gordon McKenzie 15.40

To find this on Facebook Search for:

Boat Club Sessions (Lockdown Version)

You can also see some of the previous performances on video if you join this Facebook Group

If you have any questions you can contact George Carson via email, his email address is

social at (replace ‘ at ‘ with @)

It is with regret that we inform the Royal West community that Willie Bell has stepped down from his role as Paddle Sport Convener.  Willie has been an outstanding convener whose presence will be sorely missed.  Some of the notable achievements during his time as the Paddle Sport Convener have been the growth of paddle sports at the Royal West, the introduction of the pool sessions, the resurrection of the Tail O’ the Bank Surfski/Kayak race and the strengthening of links between the Royal West and the SCA.  This is only a partial listing of the work he has done to enhance paddle sports and to support a wide range of other activities at the Royal West.  The Committee will miss his calm manner, support across all the sporting disciplines and his commitment to widening access to paddle sports.  He tells us that he is looking forward to being back at the Club once current COVID restrictions are loosened to allow travel between local authorities and the weather for paddling is a bit warmer.

A video recording was made of the RWSABC AGM for the period between April 2019 and March 2020.  This meeting was conducted using Zoom.  An email has been sent out to all Members providing them with a link to view the video.  The video is around 34 minutes long.

If you are a Member and haven’t received the email with the link to the video please contact Joe Heffernan (RWSABC Honorary Secretary) and he will resend the email to you.


It is with deepest regret that we intimate the passing of  John Mathie on Wednesday 13th January 2021.

The funeral cortege will leave from the family home in Skelmorlie  on Tuesday 9th February 2021 and will proceed via the IBM road to arrive at Greenock Crematorium for a Private service at 11am.

Heather I. Scott

The final email with instructions on how to join the Zoom Meeting for the RWSABC AGM for the period between April 2019 and March 2020 has been sent to all those who have indicated they will attend.  This email was sent on Tuesday, 2 February around 21:30 and has a Subject line of RWSABC AGM for 2019/2020 – Final Information

You should have received the ‘Final Information’ email if you have already told Joe Heffernan you plan to attend.  He has sent emails confirming your attendance and providing information to all of those he knows plan to attend this AGM.  If you haven’t received the Final Information email but think you should have contact Joe Heffernan

If you haven’t emailed Joe Heffernan to tell him you will will attend this AGM you will not have been sent the ‘Final Information’ email.  However, you can still attend this AGM by sending Joe Heffernan an email and he will pass the information about the AGM to you.

The email address of Joe Heffernan is secretary at (replace ‘ at ‘ with @)

Joe Heffernan (RWSABC Honorary Secretary)

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