- Published on 02 January 2016
On Christmas Day we decided to go out to play on the water, rowing around the Craig and sharing mince pies and chocolate Lebkuchen. After the line from a lobster pot got caught in the rudder, we used the rudder-freeing-device and returned to the harbour in anticipation for the big Christmas Day feast that was waiting!
- Published on 23 December 2015
When it's just too windy, and dark to row on the water, we hit the gym for a Christmas race on the rowing machines...you would not believe how tired you can get within 4 minutes, but this was a fun event with lots of support for people of all abilities and experience followed by a couple of festive shandies in the pub.
- Published on 29 November 2015
Well done to all who made the effort, North Berwick, Musselburgh and Port Seton, put on our brave faces helping each other out with lifting boats and filling in spaces in others teams too. We had a laugh, tried to keep cosy and at least, got to row.
This was pretty challenging for coxes as well, with huge gusts blowing across the lake, avoiding obstacles and the bank. Brought back memories of sharp mud landings in the past, no names mentioned......
So we had three categories. Men, ladies and mixed. With two boats racing clockwise from separate points chasing round jumps. We raced each team one after the other, getting warmer....
A wee break for coffee then mixed races, very blowy by this stage. But all in all we got to row and chat with rowing buddies. First were Port Seton receiving a night on Foxfalls and a lovely new trophy, NB were second and Musselburgh close behind. Thank you to the awesome, award winning, Foxlake team for hosting and providing beer for the rowers, and to everyone for the support.
- Published on 07 October 2015
Two NBRC members were married at the weekend. We believe this is the first wedding for two people who were brought together through St Ayles skiffs. Both Finlay and Elisa raced for North Berwick at the St. Ayles Skiff World Championships at Ullapool in July 2013, where they found they had more in common than the odd blister and a love of the sea. One year later, at Ullapool Skiff Regatta 2014, Finlay proposed to Elisa. The setting for this proposal was on Skiff John B (one of the three St. Ayles Skiffs, built by north Berwick Rowing Club), sat on the shore on Ullapool beach.
The connection with rowing has continued, so much so that, after the wedding ceremony on Saturday,Finlay and Elisa were rowed from the beach in North Berwick Bay, just down from the Church, 1 mile along the coast to The Glen Golf Club in Milsey Bay, where their reception was held. The vessel used was Skiff John B. They were escorted by a flotilla of North Berwick skiffs: St Baldred, Blackadder and Zev.