Mud, glorious mud

August club roundup

Club captain Marianne writes: We’ve been busy welcoming visitors recently!

Last Saturday we welcomed Jenny Bath from Augusta, Western Australia, and her sister Alison for a row under the bridges.  The sun stayed away, but we gave them a very warm welcome in the Shed.

Jenny (in the blue cap) enjoys a close-up of the bridge

A week past Saturday, Donna brought her entire online yoga class to give coastal rowing a try! They threw themselves into the experience with huge enthusiasm, and generously made a donation of £140 to club funds. A wonderful afternoon!

Peter’s grandson, Archie, has been out a fair bit recently.  He’s coxing as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award and we are delighted to support him in this. 

Locke the Younger at the helm

We’re looking forward to our favourite club day out at the North Berwick regatta on Sat 27 Aug.  We might not win many medals there, but we usually clean up on the tombola! Who’ll get that bottle of ouzo this time?!  Do come and support us even if you’re not rowing.

A QRC crew – Donna, Calum, Ally, Lynn and Mark C – successfully made an oar-dacious (did you see what I did there?) rescue bid after a family on a powerboat became stuck on the muddier side of the marina. The irony of a powerboat being towed by rowers was not lost on the grateful family!  QRC. The ‘Forth’ Emergency Service.   

And finally, we’re holding a club ‘pot luck’ BBQ tomorrow – after the Lass has been around the town in the Ferry Fair parade. Full details in the earlier email. I hope we’ll see as many of you there as possible for an afternoon of rowing, food and good company!