The as-it-happened story of how our club was born, ten years ago.
Mike McD writes: Eleven people* came along to the advertised meeting in Queensferry Boat Club and after introductions and a short discussion ‘The Scottish Coastal Rowing Project – Queensferry’ was born.
‘Funding’ and ‘Building’ were the main topics, with ‘Crewing’ ‘to be discussed later’! Peter L had already looked at ways of raising the necessary £5,000 (an agreed overall budget figure), so he agreed to lead the fundraising, Several people had declared an interest in the build operation, so ‘an experienced boat builder’ would be approached to act as advisor. There remained the question of where it could be built. It was agreed those present would form the Steering Group but that ultimately a decision on how the boat would be managed (ie a Rowing Club), would be required. I was elected Chair, Graham Leith, Secretary, and Peter, Treasurer..
It was agreed that the boat should be complete by 31 March 2011 and that we would invite Anstruther to bring their boat over to Queensferry for the Lifeboat Open day on 20th June.
There would be a further 16 meeting of the Steering Group.
* Mike McD (Vice Commodore QBC), Peter L (himself), Graham Leith and Stuart Ridge (Rotary), Sheena and Ranald Mackay, and John Howell (QBC), Mathew Foster (RNLI & Q High School), Greg Wilson (RNLI), Alan Meldrum (former rower) and Stuart Mitchell (sailor, architect, etc).
Dónal writes: My humblest apologies for the lateness of getting this out. It completely slipped my mind, it’s been so busy this month. Best of luck to all our rowers in North Berwick on Saturday, and Gabe and Julie, I hope nobody needs to be “stretched” off Cramond this week 🙂
Monday 19th August
0553—5.4 m H. 1106 — 0.9 m L. 1816 – 5.3 m H
Tuesday 20th August
0630 — 5.3 m H 1131 — 1.1 m L 1855 — 5.2 m H.
Wednesday 21st August
0710 — 5.2 m H 1156 — 1.2 m L. 1934 — 5.1 m H
Thursday 22nd August
0750 — 5.0 m H 1229 — 1.4 m L. 2016 — 4.9 m H
Friday 23rd August
0833 — 4.8 m H. 1310 — 1.7 m L. 2100 — 4.7 m H
Saturday 24th August
0923 — 4.7 m H. 1401 — 2.0 m L. 2152 — 4.6 m H
Ferry Maid away at North Berwick
Sunday 25th August
1023 — 4.6 m H. 1716 — 2.2 m L. 2255 — 4.6 m H
Anne Flannery writes: Just a wee reminder about the video and survey presentation tomorrow, Thursday 31 January – Port Edgar Yacht Club at 7pm. Can I ask everybody who is intending to come along to have a read of the rowing technique and protocol document that Anne P sent out and also to bring their own mug/cup for tea/coffee.
I know that Keith has kindly brought some extra mugs for the shed, but on this occasion it would be easier for the clean up post meeting if folk brought and removed their own mugs. Thank you for this.
Any queries please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.