Alan Meldrum Community Rowing Challenge

Peter writes: After last Saturday’s Youth Regatta, with the wonderful Club involvement and magnificent effort, I am asking for your help again! Some of you have already come forward- what is needed is two crews to get the skiffs to Hawes Pier and bring them home after the event, assistance in getting crews on and off the water, and help at the start line. Alistair did a magnificent job last year, but whoever does it can always use a bit of help with times etc. Nothing too fancy as there are just two boats in each heat.

Volunteers help the racers launch

The first race is at 1300hrs so it would be good to be getting skiffs ready and down to Hawes around from about 1200hrs. I hope we will be finished around 1600hrs or sooner. Social rowing will of course take place in the morning and I wait to see what plans are made for that. A low tide around 0900hrs will mean a later start unless arrangements have been made for pontoons. This is as always a fun event, so let me know if you can assist.

One of the heats at last year’s Challenge

The outline plan for the afternoon’s competition is as follows:

Police Scotland
Queensferry Rotary Club
Holyrood Touch Rugby
Scottish Parliament Broadcasting
Scottish Parliament 1
Queensferry Sub Aqua Club (Current title holders!)

Times and Heats:
1300 Heat 1 Scottish Parliament Broadcasting v Queensferry Sub Aqua Club
1330 Heat 2 Scottish Parliament 1 v Queensferry Rotary Club
1400 Heat 3 Police Scotland v Holyrood Touch Rugby
1430 Heat 4 The winning team with the fastest time will qualify for the final and the two slower teams will race again for their place in the final
1500 Final

The trophy will be presented by Jenni Meldrum, and the prize-giving will take place on the Promenade in the area of the race start line.

See you there!