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.

Regards

Adam Graham
Hon. Sec.

Bute-Cumbrae CB0144 NtM-Survey vessel update

If you are planning a trip round Cumbrae soon please read the NtM above

Further to my previous post on Facebook, the update is that a lot of the gloss work has been done today.

Lynn has left one bench untouched in case the painted bench takes a few days to dry. She will paint the other bench next weekend. Please look at the signage and use appropriate bench in coming 7-10 days.

Adam (Hon Sec)

You can fly the flag in many different ways.

Boldly on the stern of your boat

With friends

Or discretely in your purse or wallet.

Once you have paid your Subs, and the Subs Convenor has received your renewal form, this little beauty will be waiting for you to collect from the bar. If you have not already collected your card please pop in next time you are near the Club.

If you have not paid your Subs, please address this soon.

Adam Graham
Hon. Sec.

You may be aware from previous notices and website articles that this Saturday the Club is hosting a reunion of crews and supporters of the Long Rows that took place in Zebra & Whiteforland.

This summer also marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Long Row in Zebra and the original crew who took her from the Club round Mull and back to the Club in 1968 are at the centre of this reunion event.

As a result, the clubhouse and rowing boats will be busy for a good part of the day. Members are respectfully reminded that the following boats have been reserved for use of the participants in this event for the whole day.

• Zebra
• Whiteforeland
• No.10 Pair
• No.11 Pair
• No.15 Sixteen
• No.16 Sixteen

Please do not take any of these boats out on Saturday morning, in case, for whatever reason, you do not make it back in time.

The reunion crews will be arriving about 12:00. The Vice President and Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire will be meeting them and seeing them off for a trip to Kilcreggan at approx. 13:30.

They should return by about 18:00 and will then be sitting down to a meal in the clubhouse from 19:00.

Although the clubhouse is open as normal on Saturday the above events are by invitation only. We would trust that the general membership will respect the space given over to this historic event.

At about 21:00 Hugh Kerr will be presenting an abridged version of his memorable talk on the Long Rows. This will be open to the general membership, but as there will already be approx. 50-60 people in attendance we have had to limit it to 20 places at £2.50/head. There is a list in the bar that you can add your name to.

Adam A. Graham
Honorary Secretary

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