On 3rd September we took our skiff Iolair across to Largs for a rowing regatta. The hosts were the Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club. Thank you FOCCR’s for organizing a super regatta and for your hospitality. We enjoyed being there for our 2nd regatta in our still young club history. All the colourful gazebos and club outfits brought a bit of colour when the sun was hidden 🙂
A big thank you to all who helped to make it a great day, on land and on the water and especially also to the piper.
Nine clubs took part: Arran, Carrick (Maidens), Cumbrae, Irvine, Largs, Newburgh on the Tay (Fife), North Berwick and Troon, who all braved the challenging conditions for the 2km races. A stiff southerly breeze coupled to an incoming tide whipped up the Clyde producing white tops and a rolling swell.
Under the conditions and in the face of stiff competition, we from ACRC were very pleased with 2nd, 4th and 5th places but all teams were blown out of the water by Newburgh, who scooped 35 gold medals in 7 out of 9 races, coming out on top and winning the overall winner’s trophy. Congrats! It will take a while till we will reach this level (if at all). But it’s the Olympic idea which counts: participating and having tons of fun and some nice chin wagging 🙂
Unfortunately the 500m sprints were running late and we had to leave to catch the ferry. Sorry about this.
Photos (unless otherwise stated) by Emma and Dave Ingham (www.arranphotography.net)