Anne P writes: Following our first regatta of the season at Broughty yesterday, I’d like to say a big thank you to all who contributed towards the day. A lot of preparation goes into each and every regatta and it’s certainly not just about the the day itself. So a huge thank you to everyone who got us there, from the last minute repair work to Ferry Maid which allowed us to race in our familiar boat, to those who helped prepare and load the boat and equipment for the day, those who have given up their time to cox teams and race with teams knowing they couldn’t be there on the day and those who have been working hard on the water to prepare themselves for the day.
The day itself was certainly very interesting… a challenging course, a fast flowing tide and a solid obstacle of a buoy which caught a number of clubs out at the first turn. A special mention is due to the rowers for whom this was their first regatta. A longer than usual, and tricky, course didn’t seem to put anyone off and everyone gave their best.
Congratulations to the 60+ teams – their hard work gained them well deserved medals, gold for the men and silver for the women.
I’m sure everyone has taken something away from the day, including a determination to keep working hard; training and team work pay off. Thank you to Alistair and his team who towed the boat and had the gazebo erected in double quick time – we needed it!
Thanks also to Peter and co, who had the Maid off the trailer, washed and ready for social rowing this afternoon!
Rachel writes: This weekend is a busy one for the Marina and we at QRC hope to introduce the joy of coastal rowing to many new people. This is an opportunity to attract new members, just like we have done the past few years.
This coming week, is not a good week of tides for us, in fact the worst for a while!!
Monday 13th May
10.23 – 4.9 m H. 17.09 -1.5 m L
11.35 – 5.0 m H. 18.16 – 1.2 m L No social rowing – low tide.
06.36 – 1.6 m L. 12.39 – 5.3 m H 19.17 -0.9 m L. No evening training – low tide.
07.34 -1.3 m L. 13.37 – 5.5 m H 20.12– 0.7 m L No evening rowing – low tide.
08.27 – 1.0 m L. 14.31 — 5.7 m H. 20.59 — 0.6 m L
09.14 — 0.8 m L. 15.23 — 5.8 m H No morning session – low tide.
09.56 — 0.7 m L. 16.11– 5.8 m H No early training but social session as normal
On Saturday 18th, Ferry Maid and several rowers will be away to Broughty Ferry Regatta — good luck!!
On Sunday 19th — pop along to the 1pm session, the Zuiderman Cruise Liner will be docked east of Inchgarvie. Also – The Flying Scotsman will cross the Forth Bridge from Dalmeny at 13.57 .We have two great Saltires for our skiffs!!
Rachel writes: The tide is low again on Saturday morning, and we have an opportunity before our Man Overboard training at 11am to get on to the breakwater and have a clear up. This is all part of the Queensferry Rowing Club’s Green Flag effort.
When we were on the breakwater the last time, there was a lot of damaging plastics and ropes, and lots more rubbish evident. Please come along and help as a club group. We are recording all our plastics and waste removal as part of our report, but primarily we are attempting to keep Port Edgar Marina free of this waste on a regular basis. There are always nurdles to remove also.