It’s all systems go for Saturday’s big event: the club’s first ever Youth Regatta. Crews are coming from all over: from Strangford and Killyleagh in Northern Ireland, Deveron in the north-east, the Firth of Clyde in the west, Elie in Fife and Eastern in, well, the east.
The coxes’ briefing is 0930hrs, and the races start at 1030hrs and continue at (hopefully) 45 min intervals. There are seven races:
1. Mixed Under 17
2. Mixed Under 19
3. Boys Under 17
4. Girls Under 17 1330hrs
5. Boys Under 19
6. Girls Under 19
7. Pick n’ Mix (Andy-style race)
The course is a straight 1km. Boats will row from the marina pontoons to a line about 200m west of Hawes Pier and race to our main Regatta finish line.
All club members are urged to come along to lend a hand, and to cheer our young rowers on. As with the main Regatta there will be a catering operation in the shed – contributions of filled rolls, home baking etc are all welcome. Come and support this our first Queensferry Youth Regatta!