an award-winning photo of the Forth Bridge taken by Dónal
bottle of malt, signed by a top celebrity
bottles of Christmas cheer!
We will have resident Soup Dragon Alistair’s delicious soup to sustain us, mulled wine to warm us and top Christmas tunes to lift the newly repaired roof off the Shed! If the weather forecast is be believed, we may even have some seasonal weather on Saturday!
So leave the car at home, wrap up warmly, look out your best Christmas jumper, pop reindeer antlers on your head, and get down to the Shed on Saturday!
Please bring a bottle if you wish and your own reusable cup to help reduce waste… and washing up! The washing-up fairy is taking the day off.
Rachel writes: Now that we have entered December, we all have a busy month ahead, still time for rowing though!
Next Saturday, there will be a later start to rowing, sometime after 10am due to the low tide. While waiting, there will be an opportunity for a bacon roll, buy a few raffle tickets, join in Mike’s skills workshop, and even bring Christmas into the shed!!
Anne P writes: We’ve had a strong interest for our development day with Gabriel tomorrow. This is taking the place of social rowing.
Gabriel describes the day as “talking, having a look at rowers and boat and making a plan”. We hope this will encompass the basics of boat set up, basic technique (rowing and coxing), to more specific race training and techniques. We also plan to do some video work and John H will have Faithful ready for us. Gabe has a camera lined up for us to use.
The Maid is still off the water but we are able to borrow a boat from NQ to get as many people out as possible and allow changeovers/ races etc. A crew from NQ will also join us in their second boat.
As if it wasn’t impressive enough that we have so many dedicated rowers willing to turn up for some training after a night out, we now need some ultra dedicated folk to bring the NQ boat over on Saturday morning. Peter (NQ) has advised that we should be in NQ for 8.15. Any volunteers please?
Gabriel has offered us the day. Some people can only come for part of the day and that’s OK. Please be aware that there will likely be some waiting and chopping and changing throughout so please dress warmly and bear with us. Bring food and drink if you wish. With the Maid in the shed things will also likely feel tight but as yet there is unfortunately no other space available in Port Edgar for us to go.
Thanks everyone for all of your interest. I can think of no better hangover cure!