Arran Regatta 2018

The second skiff rowing regatta on Arran took place on 16th – 17th June 2018 in Lamlash, at the pier. For more info please see our News section.

PARTICIPATING CLUBS
Anstruther, FOCCR, Islay, Prestwick, Portobello, Queensferry, Renegade, Royal West, Troon, Stranraer. Carrick has sadly had to pull out for this year.

THE COURSE
Racing was over a course of about 1500 metres. From the startline skiffs raced northwards some 750m and after 2 port turns pass inside the moorings with a finishing line in front of the yacht club.

RACES ON SATURDAY

11.00 Open Mens
11.30 Open Womens
12.00 Novices (never been in a winning skiff crew)
12.30 Open Mixed (2 ladies & 2 men)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Mixed 240+
14.30 Mixed Decades (2 ladies & 2 men)
15.00 Mens 220+
15.30 Womens 220+

Racingtook place in accordance with SCRA Rules and Guidance Notes. All Boats had to have a VHF tuned to Channel M1 /37A.

EVENTS ON SUNDAY
On Sunday we held 2 events outside the main regatta. Firstly we offered the chance to take part in the Hamilton Rock Challenge which is a handicapped row from just off the pier round Hamilton Rock and back a distance of about 6.2 km. Handicaps was based on Saturday’s results. Medals were awarded and there was a trophy to be won. At the same time we wanted to offer a Mixed Ultra Relay using both Arran skiffs and coxes with interclub crews but as some clubs had to leave early due to the ferry we just had a couple of relaxed, social outings.

ARRAN REGATTA IS PART OF THE SCRA SOUTH WEST CHALLENGE
Arran Coastal Rowing Club (ACRC) is a member of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Asscociation (SCRA). The club is excited that this year the Arran Regatta will be part of the SCRA South West Challenge. All events taking part in the South West Challenge are run independently, with results entered into a separate league and points awarded for participation as well as performance. Any clubs participating in more that one of the events included in the South West Challenge will automatically be entered and has the chance to win the trophy. For more info about the South West Challenge click here.

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