On Saturday 27th August we hosted our annual club regatta and what a day it was! 15 clubs in total (including us) came to race around the Craig and back. The visiting clubs were St. Andrews, Eastern, Queensferry, Eskmuthe, St Ayles, Crail, Elie & St Monans, Boatie Blest, Alnmouth, Broughty Ferry, Dunbar, Troon, Kinghorn, Rowporty and our international friends from the Netherlands RUW! We were delighted to return the favour and host our Dutch friends, as they did such a lovely job of hosting us back in June at the Skiffie World Championships.
We returned to our normal race route for the first time this year since covid, much to the excitement of attending clubs. We were treated to relatively calm waters all day with a slight Easterly wind in the morning moving to a Westerly in the afternoon, pretty much making for near perfect race conditions. The sun shone for us all day which was just magnificent as the beach filled up over the course of the day with lots of spectators coming to see what all the hustle and bustle was about.
Our rowers managed to bag ourselves some medals in the following categories; Silver in the Mens 45+, Bronze in the Womens 45+, Gold and Silver in the Mixed Under 18, Silver in the Mixed Decades, Gold in the Mixed Open, Gold in the Mixed Novice, Silver in the Mens Open and Silver in the Womens up. In total 3 golds, 5 silver and 1 bronze medals. For a full list of the results click here and to see the programme click here.
We had many compliments on our beautiful handmade medals with some clubs even saying these medals were the best medals our club has ever made! Big shout out goes to the Cowans who made our medals this year, they cleverly made a print of the Bass Rock which was stamped onto each medal and painted in the according colour. Thank you The Cowans!
Thank you to everyone who helped make our regatta happen this year, we are already excited to host again next year! To see more photos of our regatta, click here.
Written by Millie Lowe