Some pictures below of the Royal West trip to the Cockenzie & Port Seton regatta on the 5th of May. The men’s over 40s made the semi final of their event only to be narrowly beaten by the home crew. There was extremely close racing in a pursuit style event in the harbour. The mixed over 40s and the womens over 40s made opposing teams work hard for their victories.

Visiting crews from Royal West of Scotland ABC, Queensferry CRC, St. Ayles RC, North Berwick RC, Row Porty and Dunbar CRC were welcomed to Cockenzie & Port Seton’s regatta over the weekend. Racing started at 11am on the Saturday with the annual Cockenzie v Port Seton race. This acted as a demonstration for the visiting crews as to the course. There were then 23 races in total on Saturday starting with a series of heats before the lunch break. After lunch there were the semi-finals and finals.

Some of the racing was very close, all of it was exciting for those taking part and those watching. Spectators gathered above the beach in the outer harbour could only see one of the two boats as they approached the finish line, meaning they had no idea until the last minute who was going to win.

On the Sunday Birdie Bowers made the trip over from South Queensferry to North Queensferry to welcome the newest member of the Skiff fleet onto the forth, Rowing under the Forth rail Bridge was a great experience…

Alex Paterson

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