As April gives way to May, daylight extends and activities continue apace at ACR. On Race Day, at the end of April, our two skiffs (Pride of Aln and Enflaeda) competed in seven exciting races in windy, and sometimes challenging,… Read moreSpring at ACR
ACR note the passing of Michael Doherty with great sadness. Michael always gave a very warm welcome to fellow skiffies and we will remember with fondness his wide infectious smile and uplifting enthusiasm for coastal rowing. Our condolences go to… Read moreWith sadness
New and established Alnmouth Community Rowers enjoyed a sunny and warm Tuesday evening sea row in April. A calm sea, gentle breeze, blue skies and magnificent cirrus clouds were appreciated by all. Just waiting for the summer return of the… Read moreEvening Social Row
Over 50’s men racing crew discuss tactics post training row on the sea.
We always try to help our local community projects when we can and were pleased to be able to deck out our skiff, Enflaeda, as a Viking longboat for the Bailiffgate Museum in support of their latest exhibition. Check out… Read moreACR become Vikings
Fabulous success at the Nith Raid on Saturday 21st August, with our boats coming first and third, retaining the Trophy which can be seen in the boat house. The pouring rain did not dampen our spirits, really good turn out… Read moreNith Raid 2021
From March 29th organised sport is once more allowed and a club row is being organised for Tuesday 30th – a crew shout has been emailed to all members. We will be rowing on the river with crews of three. … Read moreResuming Rowing 30th March 2021
After a successful trial run and beach launch of a full crew, a new Covid Procedure has been published on the website, on the Important Documents page. It is quite detailed, but in practice should only take an extra 10… Read moreResuming Rowing with Full Crew
In line with the current easing of lockdown regulations, we are pleased to announce that a very limited resumption of rowing is now possible. During the lockdown we developed a Covid Plan, which included a procedure document for operating our… Read moreBack on the water
We are the proud winners of the 2019 Annual Sports Awards – Club of the year. We were presented with our trophy by the Duke of Northumberland at the Alnwick Playhouse on Thursday. A remarkable achievement. Recognition for the WHOLE… Read moreAlnwick and District Sports Council – CLUB OF THE YEAR
Lots going on at Alnmouth today. Cox training. Get in touch if you fancy joining us ..great way to blow away the January cobwebs.
Coxes training session. Want to get involved? Contact Dave Foote.
It was a great row if a little blowy and far too unpredictable on the sea. Bring on rowing in 2020!
Fab day for a row round Coquet island. There were loads of seals and the 2 crews and passengers had a great time.
ACR sent a raiding party to North Berwick to participate in the North Berwick Skiff regatta. We competed in most of the races with commendable performances by all who rowed. The men’s Open crew cox’d by Rhoda Foote led us… Read moreNorth Berwick Regatta 24th September 2019
Alnmouth Community Rowing Club, together with our skiff ‘Enflaeda’, have just returned home from competing at SkiffieWorlds, the World Championship for the St Ayles Class of coastal rowing boat, which is held every three years. Racing took place on Loch… Read moreSkiffieWorlds 2019
Our beautiful new skiff Enflaeda will be named and launched on Sunday 12th May at 3pm. This is a hugely significant event after of months of sweat, passion, lots of glue and many coats of paint and varnish – we… Read moreLAUNCH DAY FOR NEW SKIFF – Sunday 12th May 3pm
Please welcome Foster Edgar , kitted out in club colours. We haven’t put him on the crewshout list as his mum can keep him up to date.
A very enjoyable day was had on Sunday 9 September when we joined other clubs to row from Spital lifeboat station at Berwick on Tweed, up the river to Paxton House. Weather was mostly dry and as usual the… Read moreTweed Row 2018
A big, well-organised event – 14 Scottish teams and Alnmouth, 11 racing categories and most teams entering most of the categories. The Scottish clubs are veterans of such events and come equipped with smart gazebos to build their base on… Read moreNorth Berwick Regatta
A good social afternoon and evening of rowing, food and drink and pyromania. Alnmouth had 2 teams entered, this photo by Terry Collinson is of our more successful team hard at it. Thanks to Jo for organising. Jenny seems overcome… Read moreVolcano Night 19 August 2018
The sun and the gods shone on us yesterday as a team of 10 won the coastal rowing section of the 14 mile race from Carsethorn to Dumfries down the River Nith in just over 2 hours. The team was … Read moreNith Raid – it’s coming home
Today we had 16 rowers over 4 crews. 2 crews either side of a breakfast of pancakes, maple syrup and blueberries prepared in the boathouse. Oh and the weather was good and the sea provided just enough surf for it… Read moreThursday Breakfast Row – the high water mark?
The kick-off meeting for the second build is scheduled for Monday, August 13 at 19.30 at the Boathouse Alnmouth. It is likely to last 90 minutes. All interested please come along. Dave Foote’s latest newsletter can be found below…. Read moreChairman’s latest newsletter and boatbuild kick off meeting
Further to the EGM , attached is a questionnaire that has been emailed to all members to gauge their level of interest in participating in the project . If anyone reading this post is interested and is not currently a… Read moreBuilding of Second Skiff – the project is underway
To advise you of upcoming events , all on Saturdays in August. There are two possible awaydays to Scotland to row – August 11th – Nith Raid – from the mouth of the Nith up to the centre of… Read moreAugust Events
Shot taken at the breakfast row yesterday. Bright sun everywhere else! So weird rowing with no sight of land. Click on post header to see photo.
11 rowers turned up for a 3.45 am start . Sea was calm , sky was clear – the only problem was the eastern horizon had a bank of dark cloud which meant we didn’t see the bright sunshine until… Read moreSolstice Row
Very good rowing day yesterday – we had 2 crews of 6 rowIng to and from Longhoughton beach and an extra row later in Alnmouth Bay for our newcomers Lara and Andy. Thanks to John for organising. A pdf of… Read moreLonghoughton Row
Kate Allan of Eskmuth has kindly sent us their photos of the event where we are in the picture. I have put some of the best ones in this post and in our photo gallery: look out for the low-flying… Read moreMore Photos of the Coquet Island Row
A couple of nice photos from yesterday on the river.
The Committee has agreed it is time to discuss with and ask the members whether to go ahead and build a second skiff over the autumn/ winter of 2018/2019, with the aim of launching the new skiff in the summer… Read moreClub Proposed Build of a Second Skiff
photos of the Coquet Island day have been added
So the sea wasn’t quite as calm as initially predicted , but one crew rowed from home to the yacht club at Amble and a second crew rowed round the island . Attached is a pdf of the journey ,… Read moreCoquet Island June 4th
Dave , Rhoda and Jenny were rowing with some new potential members yesterday afternoon and encountered lots of dolphins very close by. Not quite as dramatic as the attached, but the same pod off the same coast. Click on the… Read moreAmazing Pod of Dolphins
Dave’s report on the Bank Holiday weekend and future rowing opportunities (click on the post header and then click on the attachment) DF UPDATE
If you click on “leave a comment” , then the hypertext has a line underneath it and should open as a pdf document if you click on it. ACR Holy Island 2018 V2
We are heading towards having the boat out 5 times a week: Sunday (John Ellis) – 10.00 am club session unless advised to the contrary by John Tuesday morning (Tim and Fay Falconer) – just getting off the ground…. Read moreUpdate on Activities
Click on the title of this post to see the Craster poster
The calendar now reflects weekly slots for Thursday morning rowing and Sunday morning. Timings on Sunday may vary a bit with the tide heights – we still have the option of launching from the river at high tide in the… Read moreRegular weekly Club rowing and forthcoming events
Sunny skies and calm seas – such a contrast to the week before . Those that ventured out enjoyed excellent conditions , followed by coffee and hot x buns. We tried out a new sea anchor drone to help land… Read moreMarch 25th – first Club Session of 2018
ALNMOUTH COMMUNITY ROWING MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER The season opens With snow still piled along the sides of roads but with Spring bulbs appearing, we prepare for what has become our traditional “season opener” at Alnmouth on March 18th…. Read moreMarch 2018 Newsletter
John Ellis is able to organise beds in two holiday lets in Staveley . From there we can drive to the Lakes each day and socialise in the evenings. We have done it before – the plan is to leave… Read moreDiary note – a weekend rowing in the Lakes – July 13-15
Maintenance is into the home run and also Thursday saw the very start of Spring weather – perfect for working and chatting!
Warmer sunnier weather seems a long way off at the moment , but the Season Opener takes place on Sunday March 18th . There is a super high tide at 4pm, so the plan is to meet at 12 noon… Read moreSeason Opener Event – for your diary – Sunday March 18th
The new mezzanine deck now houses a number of kayaks as well as a Mirror hull which belongs to Jo . This is now an area where maintenance work can be carried out and is available to all Members. Obviously… Read moreA new facility in the Lifeboat House
Below is a photo of the working party gathered after a session on Sunday 18th February . Still a few more weeks of work ahead. Thanks to all who have helped out so far and there is still time for… Read moreMaintenance work progresses
Sunday Feb 11th – 10am to noon at the Lifeboat house – boathouse maintenance working party – all members welcome. Sunday Feb 11th – 12.30 to 14.00 at the Lifeboat house – members’ meeting : activities for the year ahead;… Read moreForthcoming activities and events
Big thank you to all the movers and shakers behind the Boxing Day gathering at the LBH. So especially to Sue, Jenny, John, Rhoda, Pauline for doing most of the work. It was a shame that the sea was a… Read moreBoxing Day gathering
A reminder that the REDUCED membership fee for 2018 is now due (£25 single – bargain!) Also a little test to see if I can add the membership form to this post, and of course to see if any member… Read moreMembership for 2018
At the AGM on 6th December 2017, the members approved the following to serve as the Committee for 2018: Chairman Dave Foote , Secretary David Cant , Treasurer Mike Ewen , Charles Jones , John Ellis , Pauline Fearey.
For the past 2 years we’ve had a social gathering at LBH about mid-day on Boxing Day;there is usually talk of rowing but what wins the day is more likely to be standing round a fire with soup, mince pies… Read moreBOXING DAY SOCIAL
The AGM of the Club is to be held on Wednesday December 6th at Lesbury Village Hall , commencing 7pm. Notice of the Meeting and draft agenda are set out below, as well as the Annual Report. Notice of… Read moreCLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Breakfast Row on Autumn Thursday mornings The plan is to carry on meeting at the boathouse just after sunrise to row if conditions allow but to have a social and a bit of breakfast together . If conditions are too… Read moreMember update 25th September
The weather was kind and the members who went along had a good day . We had 8 people which was enough for a crew change . It took about an hour’s rowing each way on a Neap Tide. The… Read moreTweed Row and Paxton Picnic September 17th
This update provides details of rowing and social events and preliminary details of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. Firstly to welcome to the new members this year , and in particular 5 joining in the last few weeks – … Read moreMembers’ Update September 2017
The weather beat the attempt at rowing around Holy Island (see picture) , but we learned a bit about launching from the fisherman’s quay and rowing out of the harbour.Details of the planning will be put on the website for… Read moreCollieston weekend
The Club aims to have Three sessions a week which are ‘club rows’ and from time to time special events such as away days, with everyone welcome. We also aim to offer more dedicated rowing to groups of members who wish… Read moreNewsletter 30/05/2017
The Club aims to have Three sessions a week which are ‘club rows’ and from time to time special events such as away days, with everyone welcome. We also aim to offer more dedicated rowing to groups of members who form… Read moreWeekly News – 22/05/2017
Welcome to the weekly news from ACR This week’s rows: The Club aims to have two sessions a week which are ‘club rows’ and from time to time special events such as awaydays, with everyone welcome. We also aim… Read moreWeekly News – Week starting 08/05/2017
Welcome to the weekly news from ACR This week’s rows: The club aims to have two sessions a week which are ‘club rows’ with everyone welcome – but please book. Booked rowers will be given preference if the session… Read moreWeekly News – Week starting 01/05/2017
What a fantastic day this was. Sun, sea and Barbecue with the occasional rowing. The Bridge skiff race was brilliant – a “le Mans” start from the beach and a time trial to the bridge and back. Coquet Spirit… Read moreAlnmouth Regatta 9 April 2017
Some members have express a interest in going fishing in the spring and summer. Recreational sea angling is a selective, environmentally friendly and low-impact fishing activity, and is the primary coastal recreation activity and is of great social importance. This… Read moreFishing Trips
A short video explaining where all the equipment lives in the boathouse. This is once all covid restrictions have ceased.
I know many of us, myself included, struggle to attach and remove the straps from the boat. Here is a short video explaining how to do it, plus the differences in the anchor points of the small and large trailers.