Club Rowing Regatta


At RWSABC, The Esplanade, Greenock (see website Location tab for directions)

Deadline for Registration Sat 26th May 2012

Our 2012 Regatta details

Accomodation and Camping

There is a tab on our website that will give information on local B&B’s and hotels. We have a garden at the clubhouse for the hardy camping types, first come first served. There are also some club members who have offered camping space in thier gardens within a few minutes of the clubhouse. Would appreciate as much notice as possible to establish how many gardens we will need.


There will be a food stall during the day with tea, coffee, sandwiches, hot dogs & baking.

For anyone staying over there will be access to as many takeaway menus as you can shake a stick at.

We also have a fully licensed bar that will be open for most of the day and into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Boats, Cars & Trailers

There may be Diamond Jubilee events in Greenock on the same weekend as our regatta so please leave plenty of time to get through the traffic from Glasgow to Greenock. There is plenty of free parking near the club and on the Esplanade. Boats can be offloaded at the club then the trailers parked on the adjoining grass verge.


Course for the Skiffs will be approx 1/2 mile along Esplanade and back. 1 mile in total. Mass starts

We will be offering at least the following catagories:

St. Ayles Skiffs – Open Ladies, Men & Mixed

St. Ayles Skiffs – 40+ Ladies, Men & Mixed

St. Ayles Skiffs – Veteran (50+) Ladies, Men & Mixed

Pairs – Open Ladies & Men – These are Royal West boats that will be availabe for use on the day.

Spectators will be able to watch the racing from the clubouse balcony, Esplanade and beach.

Safety –A description of the course and a separate safety notice will be issued to all coxswains before the race day and a safety brief will take place at the start of the day. All teams should note that they will be required to comply with SCRA rules.

Rowers should note that the main channel in the Clyde run across the course and that the area will be busy with both commercial and pleasure craft. Coxwains should bear this in mind during races.

The Prizegiving will take place approx 30mins after the last race.

Race Fees

£ 2 per person

Registration forms

Clubs : All club entries to be registered before the midnight on Saturday 26th May 2012,. Easiest way is by email to We will need to know a contact name, tel. no & email address for club Captain (or appropriate member), events being entered and an identifying name for each crew.

Rowers: On receipt of entries we will email out a form to be completed for each crew member, to be handed to Regatta Secretary, along with fees, at registration on the day.

Map of the course – Will attempt to get a map posted on the website shortly but will also include it with the registration form following entries being received.

Start time We plan to start the racing at about 10:30 on the Saturday, there will be a coxes briefing at 10:00

Saturday night

There will be a Disco in the clubhouse from about 7:30pm until 12:30pm. All are invited, a small contribution towards the cost of the DJ would be appreciated and will be collected during the evening.


As it is an extended bank Holiday weekend in celebration of The Queens Diamond Jubilee we plan to hold a Pagaent along the Esplanade. All visiting clubs are welcome to join us with thier St. Ayles Skiffs and using our other fixed seat boats. We will then BBQ back at the Club and have some fun events on the water involving the Skiffs and all of the other boats in the Royal West fleet.

We have also arranged a live music event in the Clubhouse on the Sunday night. It is a best descibed by the organiser George as follows;

“For people wanting to perform please contact me by email or by phone, evening 01475 888604. I’m looking for entertainers: singers, musicians, comedians, jugglers, dog acts etc. Format: 20-40 minutes by each act. We will round off the evening with an old fashioned sing along with song sheets provided.”