We’re always keen to recruit new skiffies and introduce them to the joys of rowing. It’s a wonderful sport, brilliant exercise and a great way to meet people – not just in the Queensferry area, but from across Scotland and England too. Regattas and other events are held throughout the summer and we try to get to as many as possible. Our own regatta, held in conjunction with North Queensferry, is well attended and a lot of fun.
It’s also a safe sport. Life jackets are provided and every crew includes a Skipper, also known as an RP or “responsible person”, who is trained in all aspects of safety. You will be given a safety briefing before setting out. Each boat carries a VHF radio and a first aid kit.
Membership is just £30 a year (or £40 for families, £20 for associate – non-rowing – membership), but you can “try before you buy”. Our regular social rowing sessions are Saturdays at 9am and Sundays 1pm throughout the year, plus Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm during the summer. There are also race training sessions in the summer. All session times can vary depending on tide and weather, and we have an email group to keep members aware of any changes.
Wear weather-appropriate clothing and be aware that you will get your feet wet – we launch the skiffs from the Port Edgar slipway. Some wellington boots are available to borrow if you don’t have a pair.
If you fancy having a shot or want more information, please get in touch with Lesley Jones: lovelylesley1970(at)hotmail.com or on 07970 721298.
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