Those who were there won’t forget the great evening we spent last year entertaining each other at the Red Lion.
Well, It’s happening again. Once more, we have some capable people lined up to provide some entertainment, but we’re also looking for new talent, so if you can tell a story, recite a poem, sing a song, play some music – bring your song sheet or script and come along. Even if you can’t, come along anyway. Booking is advised, so we have enough meals to go around. Book onto the event, or send an email to the usual places.
See you there.
A great Christmas row round Dunstanbugh hosted by Craster. Thank you
everyone who came along today and made it such an enjoyable event.
Couldn’t have asked for better conditions!
Launch of ‘Elfie’ – July 9th – Amble 16:00 It must be a seasonal thing. Another launch, this time at Little Shore again. Many of us know Ian and Elsie Robinson, who accompanied us on our epic, marathon, world first row across the entire Lake District earlier this year. They now have their very own boat, and it gets its first outing nest weekend. As ever, drop a note in reply if you want to come along, or register on the website when the event is up. If weather and tide are good, we could row down.
On June 4th we hied to Little Shore at Amble, and had a great day with eight, or was it nine, skiffs and crews. The plan for us to row to Amble, crewchange, row around Coquet Island, crewchange, go round again, crewchange, have some sprints, crewchange, and row home. What actually happened was that the weather stopped all that, and we had a great row up river in company, to the pub at Warkworth.
Notice all those crewchanges though? Our best ever turnout of rowers as far as numbers go
would like to invite you to the launch of our newest St Ayles skiff, Bebside, built in collaboration with students and staff from Blyth Academy. Festivities will begin at 12 noon with the official naming ceremony and launch at 12:30. Visitors will be encouraged to grab an oar and experience first hand the result of all the hard work put in by everyone involved! A good row round the bay and up the river should round the day off nicely. There will be a barbecue – yes Wobbly Fingers, “with accompaniments”! Hope to see you all there!
Welcome Skiffies to Strangford Lough!
Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, Scottish Coastal Rowing Association, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council welcome communities from all over the world to Strangford Lough from 24 -30 July 2016, for the world community, coastal rowing championships Skiffie Worlds 2016
Teams and Boats
Canada, England, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Tasmania, USA, Wales will all be here with teams and followers bringing a truly international flavour to the six day rowing event featuring 22ft, traditionally styled, wooden St Ayles skiffs, rowed by teams of four people plus cox.
All of the St Ayles’ skiffs have been built within their communities, thanks to a system that allows even non specialist boat builders to produce a high specification, traditionally styled wooden, racing boat.
Each boat has its own colours and names that are evocative of their home-places. The building of them brought people together from all walks of life and of all ages. They symbolise the bonds that have been forged between people within communities and now through competition the shared maritime heritage that binds coastal people the world over.
Find out more by clicking here
Dunbar Coastal Rowing Club Muster 2016
The events will be
- launching from the harbour, followed by a trip to Belhaven Bay and the Biel Burn, beside the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’,
1 mile West of Dunbar, parking is good for those who want to go there by car, with toilets nearby.
- We expect to have ad-hoc races round the Poo buoy (500m offshore), expedition
into the nearby Tyne River/Estuary, and back down the coast to Dunbar Harbour itself
for an ice-cream. Very scenic, sandy beach with nice areas for children to
play and a picnic / BBQ to be had
You can book your place by clicking here
Craster Launch – 16th July
We’ll be there. These events are always great fun – plenty of launches, plenty of skiffs, usually some ‘have a go’ tomfoolery to get to grips with.
If you do want to row on that day please book yourself in using the events page.
Well, its built, it floats, the paint and varnish are dry, and she is in her new home on Alnmouth Beach.
Time for the Maiden Voyage, so here we go. Click to enlarge.
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