Social rowing 15-16 Jan

Mike B writes: The tides are very favourable to us this week, with launching and retrieval possible throughout daylight hours every day.

Social rowing slots at 09:00, 10:00 and 11:00 on Saturday are now available for booking, as are the slots at 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 on Sunday.

Youth rowing is in the calendar for 10:00 till 12:00 on Sunday.

As ever, if you would like a place in any of the social rowing slots, please contact me directly on

Mark has an update on boat maintenance: Ferry Maid is now ready to take to the water.  Huge thanks to Douglas for structural improvements to the boat and to the tiller, and he along with Mike M have upgraded the stroke footrest.   Thanks too to Alan D for a mirror-like finish to the gunnels varnish, and to Barbara plus Duncan for heavy duty sanding and painting inside and outside the hull.  And to Alan S for some useful ideas for protective materials as well and to anyone I may have missed.  Thank you.

But.  We now need to take Ferry Lass out of circulation for a week or so to make some fairly modest improvements.  Similar to FM we plan to round off the edges of the keel inside which gets bashed a lot by wellied feet.  This plus some touching up and the skiff will be ready to go.

Hurrah for Ferry Maid and Ferry Lass and to lots (we hope) of rowing ahead this year.