As many of you will know a group of our Juniors trained for and then participated in a sponsored row this year to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
They had asked to do this at the start of the season and chose the day of the Club’s Regatta to undertake the row. The challenge had been for six of them to have achieved a level of competence that allowed them to row, by themselves, over the long course set for the racing that day. This was from the Club to Madeira Street and back.
The conditions on the day were particularly bad and the course was shortened. This did not put the Juniors off but, erring on the side of caution, the group of six was split into two and went out with experienced oarsmen & women from Royal West and St. Ayles RC.
They performed very well in the very rough conditions and impressed the crew from Anstruther with thier ability to follow commands and stay in time, even in the heavy seas.
As well as being sponsored the Juniors went round the visitors to the Club on the day and collected more money. The total raised was £ 331.65. This was recently handed in to the shop in West Blackhall Street much to the delight of the staff. They were very impressed with the efforts of the Juniors and thanked them for all thier hard work.
Pictured below with Birdie Bowers is the crew.
From Left to Right they are Anna Kane, Andrew Graham, Rosie Kane, Katrina Bryce, Ruairidh Smith, Kyle McPaul.
The Club is very proud of these members and look forward to thier continued development within all aspects of the Club.