On Sunday, Icebreaker, crew, family and friends descended on Eyemouth to help the Eyemouth Community Rowing Project celebrate the launch of their first skiff – the bright yellow Unity.
It was a very windy day which made launching at the end of the beach a little more interesting than necessary. Port Seton was there with Boatie Rows, and North Berwick with the St Baldred.
The racing was great fun – and hard work in the strong wind and heavy chop. It sometimes seemed like more time – and energy – was spent getting the boats lined up to start than actually racing.
The Mixed Open team of Rosin, Dan, Maddy, Andres and Geoff (cox) beating Anstruther in the final. Full results here.
After the racing and before the barbeque kindly laid on by Eyemouth, the children had a jaunt – with icecream – around the harbour.
Many thanks to Eyemouth Community Rowing Project for inviting us down and laying on such hospitality – which started at midday with tea and cakes in their palatial workshop, where we had sight of the St Abbs boat being built and their collection of old lifeboat oars.