Throughout March 2023, North Berwick Rowing Club have been introducing rowing to young people from the North Berwick Youth Project. The collaboration between local clubs was supported by volunteers from NBRC who firstly introduced the boat and some safety points before heading out to learn to row.  Some much appreciated funding from North Berwick Trust helped to supply gloves and wet boots for the youngsters to use when taking part.  

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The first challenge was getting the boat launched in what was still a pretty cold North Sea then everyone got on to learning the basics of the rowing stroke.  The NBRC coxes were amazed at how quickly each crew started to learn the new skill and how soon they realised the importance of team work.  Rowing together in time makes the boat go faster!  There was rapid progress made by all. The sea conditions were so good on one outing that a crew headed out to the Craig to do some seal spotting.  



After all the excitement it was back to base for hot chocolate and dry shoes. All the volunteers from NBRC agreed that it had been a great experience to get some new young people introduced to rowing and Claire Simpson, the clubs Junior Coordinator, hopes that some of them will continue their rowing adventures with the regular junior session on a Sunday.  Any enquiries can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More photos can be viewed here.