We are RowPorty!

The Boats

We’ve built  Ice Breaker & Jenny Skylark, two five person rowing skiffs, for everyone in Portobello to row for fun, exercise & racing. The boats are St Ayles Skiffs, designed by internationally renowned small boat designer Iain Oughtred for the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project.

The Rowing

We row for exercise, for sociability and then joy of being on the water. For many of us the fun of competition is also important, racing against similar clubs around Scotland end elsewhere – all competing in similar St Ayles skiffs. Like everyone we like to win, but if we don’t we still get a buzz. The regatta season runs from May to September.

In summer we also do longer rowing journeys with other clubs, e.g. to Inchkeith, Bass Rock, the River Tweed and Lewis.

The Club

Rowporty is open to everyone (over 16) – no rowing experience is required.

RowPorty is the rowing section of the Portobello Sailing & Kayaking Club. and is affiliated to the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association. Sessions are organised throughout the week including:

  • Saturday training sessions
  • Sunday social rowing including introductory sessions for novices
  • Tuesday afternnoons – social rowing with the “Ancient Mariners”
  • Wednesday Dawn Raiders
  • Friday morning sessions
  • Various days – training in age groups

We’d love to have you on board – join us!