NBRC tradition saw a sprightly crew rowing our blue number 7 boat from North Berwick harbour to the harbour walls of Port Seton. On a blazing Easter weekend, the regatta season had started!

Off to start the races was our Men's Open but not before a near coxing related disciplinary for one of our members...

Regardless, heats were won and the boys beat Eastern in the final for the first victory of the season and the fastest time of the day.

The Buoy turns were seamless from Claire the cox, and the boys were looking very neat as coached on the banks by ever present Coach Thomson.

Hard work done and to the important business of cake eating and sun lounging in tropical taps off style whilst men's 50+ crew try to arrange their next outing ...

Back to racing and the women's open were next. This scratch crew put in a solid performance and came together well to be pipped to the post to the finals with a respectable 3rd place. Meanwhile men's 50+crew still trying to organise date for next practice ..

Eating of ice creams over, and the mixed 40+ were up next displaying solid recoveries after the turns and a tidy row in between. Again some good times and narrowly missing out on the finals. A respite from the diaries of the men's 50+ calendars comes in the form of the Mixed open.

Racing through the heats with the fastest time this scratch crew showed promise as they increased speed for the second heat - taking them through to the finals where they narrowly missed out to Eastern having previously beaten then in one of their heats.

Whirring them into action this near win seems to have stirred the men's 50+ into action and a date is set in the calendar for their next outing!

In the last race of the day came the mixed 50+ which was full of drama and saw the first oar of the day broken by Eskmouth in the final heat.

Class was shown by North Berwick who won their heats with ease however narrowly missing out on the finals.

Kit packed up and sun still blazing - home to dream about the next regatta and its cakes..

Lex Ferguson