The regatta season kicked off with a glorious day of rowing and fun in, and between, the harbours of Port Seton and Cockenzie. The majority of races were short sprints, with two 180 degree turns raced in pursuit style. The close proximity of spectators makes this one of the most enjoyable regattas for all who visit and some close racing was enjoyed by all. We competed against visiting clubs from Anstruther, Broughty Ferry, Eskmuthe, and Portobello as well as hosts Cockenzie & Port Seton in most events and picked up our share of the spoils.
We won two events; Ladies 45+ had a convincing win in their category and our relay team of rowers and runners took first place in the long distance event. Considering all of our rowers were also competing in the over 45 events this was a fantastic win against more youthful opposition. Our Mixed Intermediate crew were a close 2nd to Anstruther and the Men’s 45+ lost out to our hosts by a fraction of a second in the final race of the day.
Our hosts provided an excellent spread of home baking and good cheer and the weather could not have been better for early April. Not to be outdone by neighbours from Portobello and Eskmuthe who set off to row home, our crew of Louise, Claire, Tracy, Jacque and Dave, rowed the 13 miles back to North Berwick and made it before dark!
We all look forward to the next event at Anstruther on 6th May.