Castle to Crane LD rowing race, Sat 23rd Sept

The Club is involved with a new rowing race being run this year as part of the Clydebuilt Festival at the Riverside Museum.

At about 10am on the morning of Saturday 23rd September about 80 fixed seat coxed rowing boats will set off at minute intervals from the mouth of the River Leven, below the ramparts of Dumbarton Castle, in a 13 mile race to the Finnieston Crane in Glasgow. Two crews from the Club are taking part. One in our St. Ayles Skiff Chippy McNish, the other in one of our Portobello Class Jollyboats Sprite.

There are crews attending from as far north as Shetland, as far south as Cornwall, as far West as Ireland and as far East as Holland.

Royal West has been asked if we can provide volunteer marshals for the launch site at Sandpoint Marina in Dumbarton on the Friday afternoon, to greet arriving crews, also Saturday morning to help get boats launched and act as timekeepers/starters. Every volunteer will get a free event T-shirt.

If you think you can spare any time on either day please contact me on