- Published on 01 April 2016
We started the junior rowing for 2016 last night, the future of NBRC is right here. Some of the youngsters had rowed a little before but most had not been in a rowing boat so, after covering the essentials of safety and a little technique, we took them into the bay to start them off on the basics of rowing...in future weeks we'll be able to get our to Craigleith and see the puffins and seals, and once they get used to rowing we'll be able to get further.
- Published on 26 March 2016
Yes Spring is here and NBRC have been busy on and off the water, too busy for this Web Wallah to keep up to date, soz.
In Feb we had a very well attended quiz night raising funds for the club - see if you can guess the theme from the costumes. Although your Web Meister was hoodwinked into playing his joker on a round titled "Numbers" which required absolutely no mathematical thinking, and since we didn't know how many beans are in a 250g can, we did not do very well :-(
Now it's March and officially Spring, so given this is Scotland, it's time to invest in some new knitwear, modelled here by some of North Berwick's finest
Easter Friday brought a sunny day with enough wind to remind us that we're coastal rowers, but benign enough for us to send a crew out rowing a return trip from North Berwick to Dunbar, 20 miles, and we have the GPS tracked route to prove it :-)
- Published on 14 February 2016
It was a bit wild out in the Forth this morning, so any outings were confined to staying in the bay going round and round the buoys. To get anything out of this you have to empty all deep thoughts and adopt the mindset of a hamster on a wheel, or a goldfish in a bowl. Fortunately we have just the crew for this job.
- Published on 13 February 2016
A 28 hour journey took us (Finlay & Elisa) from Glasgow International Airport to Te Haruhi Bay, Shakespear Regional Park, New Zealand - in what is possibly one of the longer commutes in the Scottish Coastal Rowing circuit. Our arrival doubled the size of the existing Scottish contingent from two (both from Row Porty) to four and we were made to feel very welcome by the international party that was half way through a sixteen day rowing expedition in the Auckland area.
Day 1 (6th February):
Weather: just like home, but the rain was a lot warmer. Men's, ladies' and mixed races took place over a 1 km course with a single buoy turn in the morning; teams were drawn from different clubs and nationalities. The afternoon saw a "national" race over 2 km (three buoy turns!) in which Scotland narrowly beat New Zealand to the gold medal after an exciting last leg!
Day 2 (7th February):
The conditions were a bit choppy so after a talk from Ali (of Row Porty) our contingent took crews out in the challenging conditions to practice the correct procedures for launching and recovering a boat in a swell. The afternoon comprised lessons in boat handling and man overboard drills - in which Murdo from Row Porty was volunteered as victim!
More information on the Kiwi Raid can be found at the following link: http://nzcoastalrowing.org/
A thoroughly good time was had by all, and we wish our new friends good luck as their expedition continues on!
- Published on 17 January 2016
Great to say goodbye to horrible weather, beautiful sunny crisp day in January and a great opportunity to get a little further away from the harbour, to Bass Rock and Seacliff. That's it now, we've past the shortest day, we're officially heading for summer :-)