Funding for second boat…

…and other news: a quick note from our meeting on 4th May.Row Porty stalwarts met recently to get an update on progress with the project and to make plans for the future. Here are the highlights:

  • The hull is painted on the outside and ready to turn over. Then the inside gets tidied up, frames, gunwales and seats fitted, then the inside gets painted. Some oars are made and two more needed.
  • We hope to have the boat ready for the inaugural regatta in Anstruther on 29th May. We plan to attend, and hopefully to get along to other rowing events around the Firth of Forth. Like to row? Get in touch!
  • The Heritage Lottery fund has awarded us a grant towards the cost of building a second boat as part of a community project exploring Portobello’s rowing heritage. If you or your group would like to be involved in building the boat – please get in touch. Likewise, if you have information or memories of rowing at Portobello in the past, we’d love to hear from you.

Photos of progress:


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