Tides for 20-26 January 2020

Dónal writes: Here are the tides for week ahead. We will need a pontoon on Saturday – which is also the day of the North v South race. Come along to the Old Harbour and cheer on our crews! The fun race starts from the south at 1.30pm, followed by the main race, which starts from the north at 2pm.

Monday 20th January
1047 —4.9m H.   1713 — 2.0 m L.   2321 – 5.0 m H.

 Tuesday 21st January
0601 — 1.7m L  1152 — 5.1 m  H    1832 — 1.8 m L.

 Wednesday 22nd January
0700 — 1.6 m L   1253 — 5.2 m H.   1933 — 1.5m L. 

 Thursday 23rd January
0748 — 1.5 m L    1348 —  5.4 m H.  2023 — 1.3 m L

 Friday 24th January
0828 — 1.4 m L.   1436 — 5.5 m H.   2104 — 1.1 m L.

 Saturday 25th January
0859— 1.3 m L.   1519 — 5.6 m H.   2135 — 1.0 m L. Pontoon Needed      

 Sunday 26th January
0918 — 1.3 m L.   1557 — 5.6 m H.   2149 — 1.0 m L.

The boats set out for Cramond on Tuesday. Photo by Rachel Holburn

First race of 2020

The Social Sub-Committee writes: So 2020 is off like a shot already, with our first race – the North v South challenge – happening on Saturday 25 January!!

As the main race is running south from North Queensferry, we shall be hosting the post-race social  this year.

The beautiful North v South trophy, at the moment in North Queensferry’s keeping

The date is a special one in the Scottish calendar and appropriately we’ll be having a Burns theme to our hospitality, with Peter leading in the welcome to our guests. Our own chef Jenny has been commissioned to supply some suitable ‘scran’ (food). Thanks to both for their contributions!

The main race starts from the north at 2pm, with the fun race immediately before, leaving the south at 1.30pm. Prizes are kindly sponsored by Lorna’s Forth Reflections this year, so thank you for those!

So come along to watch the best racing so far this year and cheer on the crews!! You’ll be rewarded with warm food and good cheer after (of course bring your cup)!

The 2017 North v South race. Photo by Stevie Leask

Tides for 13-19 January 2020

Dónal writes: We have good tides all week – now all we need is for the weather to play ball.

Monday 13th January
0934 —1.1m L.   1645 — 5.8 m H.   2213 – 0.7 m L.

 Tuesday 14th January
1016 — 1.2m L  1732 — 5.8 m  H    2255 — 0.7 m L.

 Wednesday 15th January
1102 — 1.3 m L   1821 — 5.7 m H.   2341 — 0.9m L. 

 Thursday 16th January
0650 — 5.5 m H    1152 —  1.5 m L.  1911 — 5.5 m H

 Friday 17th January
0743 — 5.3 m H.   1249 — 1.7 m L.   2005 — 5.3 m H.

 Saturday 18th January
0839— 5.1 m H.   1354 — 1.9 m L.   2105 — 5.1 m H.       

 Sunday 19th January
0941 — 5.0 m H.   1516 — 2.1 m L.   2213 — 5.0 m H.

Spring Fling Ceilidh

Marianne writes: A wee reminder that our club ceilidh is on Friday 14 February. Tickets are £15, U18s £10. The ticket price includes food, and it’s BYOB. The Ewan Galloway Scottish Dance Band will keep us jigging the night away!

If you only come to one ceilidh this year*, make it the Queensferry Rowing Club Spring Fling!

Tickets are available at the Shed from the Social subgroup: Marianne, Tracey, Val, Steph and Lorna, or email me at hollycherry1004@hotmail.co.uk . All proceeds will go towards QRC club funds.

* John adds:  QRC members are invited to the Port Edgar Yacht Club Ceilidh, which is being held at the PEYC clubhouse on Saturday 1 February. Tickets are £15 and may be purchased via  www.peyc.org.uk – where further details are available.

Members of QRC are Associate Members of PEYC and so will benefit from the facilities of the new clubhouse and it would be great if we could support this event, which will help raise funds for furnishings.

 

Tides for 6-12 January 2020

Dónal writes: Firstly I’d like to thank Alistair, Mark and Douglas for making the repairs to the keel band of the Lass and getting it back on the water so quickly.

We have a low tide early on Saturday morning, too low I think for an early morning crew to  get a pontoon. I would suggest that we get there as normal, and then as soon as there is water we can launch .

Sunday’s tide might not be wholly accurate – I had to go to a website.

Monday 6th January
1114 —4.7m H.   1707 — 2.1 m L.   2334 – 4.8 m H

 Tuesday 7th January
0536 — 1.8m L  1211 — 4.9 m  H    1752 — 1.9 m L.

 Wednesday 8th January
0617 — 1.6 m L   1301 — 5.2 m H.   1835 — 1.6m L. 

 Thursday 9th January
0655 — 1.5 m L    1348 —  5.4 m H.  1919 — 1.3 m L

 Friday 10th January
0734 — 1.3 m L.   1433 — 5.6 m H.   2004 — 1.1 m L.

 Saturday 11th January
0813— 1.2 m L.   1516 — 5.7 m H.   2049 — 0.9 m L.       

 Sunday 12th January
0903 — 0.9 m L.   1534 — 6.0 m H.   2126 — 0.4 m L.

The Maid joins the Lass at Port Laing last week. Photo by Dónal