We gathered at eight o'clock on a lovely Sunday morning, it was a tad chilly but with blue skies and not much wind. Ten lively club members were joined by a very cheery five from Amble Rowing Club, including our departed Alan Burt
We set off at a good pace but still had a bit of room for chat then reached Fidra and tied the boats up at the wee harbour then. Beware on future landings it's like walking on ice, so slippy. We all climbed up to the top armed with copious amounts of cake, and coffee, watching puffins from a safe distance.
The tide was a bit lower than expected and required some clambering over rocks to enter the boats again. One NB boat set off to allow the next crew to get out whilst St Balded and Coquet Spirit headed off to go back round Craigleith. What a great mornings rowing, bonding with Amble and getting back with other team mates after a long winter.
Now what other expeditions can we get up-to......anyone can organise home or away so let's get planning, it's not all about regattas, training and having fun too it's what we do best.
Junior rowing starts Monday 27th March 5:45pm-7:00pm. Junior rowing this year will be Monday evenings. For the first time we will be having a series of regattas only open to juniors, so there will be opportunities to pit ourselves against other clubs.
Open to all North Berwick young people aged 14-18, no experience necessary and no special equipment required.
Just because it's January doesn't mean we can't get out, regular outings available to all NBRC members are available every Saturday 9:00am if you want a training workout, or 10:00am if you want a more leisurely recreational row. Just stick your name down here before the preceding Thursday.
Can't guarantee it'll always be this calm though
The second NBRC festive ergo relay took place last night, bigger and better than last year. We had 20 members, with an even mix of men and ladies, (later on the men divided into half man half beer, but that's another story) take part in a harem scarem relay race. 4 teams of 5 people doing intervals of 250m, teamwork is key to be successful at this as you have to minimise time lost in the changeover. This years winners were Tracy Ramage, Jo Drewitt, Duncan Mackay, Clive Drewitt and Rob Harley....this feels like it's now an annual thing....
We have an on the water event coming up on Hogmanay 10:00am-12:00pm, which is a fun pursuit race, still a few seats available if any NBRC members want to take part, stick your name down here
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