2014 Events

The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association (SCRA) calender for 2014 will include a long distance event up the River Clyde into Glasgow city centre, as part of a bigger flotilla event on 26 July. The SCRA also hopes to host a regatta in Glasgow city centre. There is also the possibility of a touring event on the Great Glen, and a long distance race on the Forth to be organised by some of the SCRA clubs, as well as regattas virtually every weekend.

There will not be a St Ayles World Championships in 2014.

Seil Coastal Rowing plans to keep Selkie on the water for as long as possible over the winter, with some time out for essential maintenance – the last coat of paint was abandoned in the rush to launch before our regatta in June! So we can keep on practicing and keeping fit for all the events coming up.

An AGM will be held in October – watch this space.

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2 Responses to 2014 Events

  1. Ewan Kennedy says:

    It’s going to be a busy year and we can expect many more boats being built. Tobermory are definitely going ahead, so there will be four or five mid-Argyll clubs.

    Meantime we should as a club be thinking about the measurement rules and the changes that will be discussed at the Scottish Coastal Rowing AGM. The report from the Rules and Maesurement committee is on the SCR website and some clubs are already posting comments there. Those who haven’t already done so should read the report in order for us to decide how to vote in due course.

  2. Sue says:

    SCRA is repeating the combination of a season closing sprint regatta on a fresh water loch followed by the AGM. Last season we had a very successful day at Castle Semple Loch. This year the Freshwater Sprint will take place on Loch Venacher and the AGM will be held at 1700 in nearby Callander (notice of AGM to follow shortly).

    Once again the emphasis in the racing is on ensuring that newcomers and developing rowers are encouraged, as well as providing open categories that anyone can take part in. Newer clubs should treat this as a very accessible event and a good introduction to racing. More experienced clubs should see it as a chance to give newer, junior and developing members an opportunity to race in the Novice, Intermediate and Under 19 Categories. More experienced members (regardless of age) will still be able to race in the Men, Women, and Mixed open category, as well as the long distance Mixed Open event.

    Venacher is a splendid location, and spectators will have a good view of the entire sprint course from the club house. Loch Venacher Sailing Club will be providing hot drinks, sandwiches and snacks for purchase. There will be an entry fee of £15 per skiff (one off payment, regardless of the number of categories entered) to defray the costs of running the event.

    Further details can be found in the NOTICE OF RACE. Note that there is a closing date for entries: 19 October 2013.

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