Freshwater Sprints

Club captain Dónal writes: You will probably be wondering what is happening with this year’s Freshwater Sprints, which take place at Loch Tummel on October 30th. Ordinarily we would send a strong contingent to take part. However, this year as with everything else it is different. The SCRA has decided that only two members per club can attend. 

Also, whoever goes will most likely have to represent the club at the SCRA AGM being held afterwards.

With this in mind, it will be a case of names out of the hat for those that wish to attend. If you would like to have the opportunity to attend the Sprints can you email me at

Schiehallion provides a glorious backdrop for Loch Tummel races. Photo by Marianne Sandison

Nominations update

Club captain Dónal writes: As you will know, this year’s nominations haven’t quite gone as it normally would. It was assumed that all the Office Bearers were staying on for another year. However due to various circumstances some of us are unable to.

However, there will be continuity going forward as two of the current office bearers and a number of the committee members have expressed a desire to continue. The following are those that are willing to put themselves forward to help take the Club through the next year and beyond:

Captain – Marianne Sandison. Proposer: Dónal Ferrie, Seconder: Peter Locke.
Vice-Captain – Mike Breewood. Proposer: Marianne Sandison, Seconder: Peter Locke.
Treasurer – Anne Purcell. Proposer: Maria van Dalen, Seconder: Tansy Lee Moir.
Secretary – Tony Bacon. Proposer: Peter Locke, Seconder: Lorna Bark.

John Howell. Proposer: Beth Christie, Seconder: Marianne Sandison.
Beth Christie. Proposer: Marianne Sandison, Seconder: John Howell.
Lesley Jones. Proposer: Marianne Sandison, Seconder: Lorna Bark.
Douglas Carse. Proposer: Alistair Sturrock, Seconder: Alan Duch.
Alan Sutherland. Proposer: Peter Locke, Seconder: Douglas Carse.
Scott Boyd. Proposer: Lorna Bark, Seconder: Marianne Sandison.
Louise Innes. Proposer: Peter Locke, Seconder: Donna Martin.

The final deadline for nominations is Thursday October 14th. If anyone else wants to put themselves forward can you please contact Lorna on with a proposer and a seconder.

Social rowing times for 8-9 October

Mike B writes: I’m afraid that the tides are not good for our normal social rowing time on Saturday the 9th of October. With that in mind, the Saturday social rowing will begin at 1pm and continue until everyone has had a row.

On Sunday the 10th of October, social rowing will commence at 1:30pm. There will be only one boat (Ferry Lass) available for social rowing initially – the Maid will be in use for Youth rowing from 1:30pm, as the tides are completely unsuitable for their normal Sunday morning slot.

Enjoy the week ahead and have a great time on the water at the weekend.

The North v South trophy race on Saturday – QRC was in the lead all the way. More photos here

North v South

Club captain Dónal writes: This coming Saturday (02 Oct) sees the annual North/South race in which we hope, nay need, to win back the coveted Trophy after last year’s defeat. 

Leslie from North Queensferry accepts the trophy in January last year.

There will be two races, but only one counting towards the trophy. The first race is at 10:00 racing from North to South and the second, the trophy race, is at 10:30 racing from South to North. 

The crews are as follows –
Race One: Rachel H, Andy, May, Donna and Tony
Trophy race crew: Dónal, Callum, Rory, Beth and Rachel D 

As North Queensferry are hosting this year, they have invited us across for bacon/sausage/vegetarian option rolls, homemade soup, cakes and refreshments afterwards at the NQ boatyard. And the all-important trophy presentation!  

Last year’s “fun race”, won by South Queensferry

So come along and cheer on your Club and help celebrate what we hope will be a glorious victory!