Ever wondered what goes on at that we club at the end of the Esplanade in Greenock, were having an open day on Sunday so you can come along and see for yourself what goes on and how to join,
Some facts for you
We have been here for 150 years
We own the beach
We have a bar and function hall for hire
The building is listed as of historical importance
We have a great social scene throughout the year,
If you join full membership gives you access to all equipment and facilities needed to get on the water.. Safely.
Most importantly it’s a very friendly club, members will make you very welcome.
Come along for a look.
Further to the AGM on Thursday 30th March the new Subs for the coming year have been set. You should all get mail (electronic or conventional) from our Subs Convenor Rose Sloan in the next few days, with the appropriate forms. The renewal form can also be found on the following webpage http://www.rwsabc.co.uk/about/membership/
We would request that every payment (electronic or conventional) is accompanied by the completed form. There were electronic payments received in 2016-17 that had no identification and took weeks to sort out.
Adam A. Graham
Tickets for the Broomberry Drive night are now available at the bar. £6. I’m limiting the numbers to make sure there is space to dance so get you ticket ASAP. 60′s and 70′s music. They have sold out every time they have played the club. Why not get dressed up in 60′s / 70′s gear to make it even more fun.
The AGM will be held at 8pm on Thursday 30th March.
As of the AGM there will be two vacancies on the Management Committee. We will be looking to fill the following posts:
Anyone interested in either post should contact the Vice President or Honorary Secretary
Adam A. Graham
These were unsupported privately organised rowing trips, normally outside the Mull of Kintyre, predominantly undertaken in Zebra. They ranged from simple circumnavigations of Arran up to trips to Ireland and even an attempt to reach St. Kilda.
During his research Hugh has spoken to some of the participants, gathering first hand accounts, photos and other relevant materials. These will all combine to create an interesting insight into a period of the Club’s relatively recent history when adventurous spirits and self reliance were at the fore.
We are expecting a number of the participants of the 18-20 Long Rows to be in attendance. No doubt keen to share their memories of time spent in Zebra and other boats. Anyone interested in understanding this period of our history and maybe considering similar trips in rowing boats, kayaks or dinghies, would be advised to take this opportunity to meet the folk who did it in the ’60s, ’70s & ’80s.
The photograph above was taken in 2011 and is of the 40th anniversary reunion of the squad that rowed Zebra to Skye and back in 1971.
(Long Row ’84, ’86 & ’88)
One of our members has kindly donated new and unused Vango camping equipment to be auctioned to Club members. We are going to hold a blind auction for all of the equipment. Just put your bid amount into a sealed envelope with your name and contact details, mark the envelope “Camping equipment bid” and leave in the bar. We will open the bid envelopes on Saturday the 1st of April, after the opening cruise
Highest bid wins..
There’s a reserve price of £60 as the value of the equipment is around £300.
Vango Ark 200+ tent (retails at £90)
Vango sleeping bags X2
Campgaz two burner folding stove
Vango cooking kit
Vango thermos flask
Electric 12V pump
Tarp / ground sheet
Single inflatable bed
Tent pegs and ropes