With 131 boats the Gig Championships this weekend are a bit bigger than the Portobello Skiff Regatta on 30/31 July.
Early Sunday morning, 17th April: boats waiting on the beach before the excitement begins. From left to right: the 1920 Jolly Boat recently donated to Portobello by the Broughty Ferry Rowing Club; Icebreaker, our first boat; Boatie Blest and Boatie Rows, from Cockenzie/Port Seton. Image (c) Max Blinkhorn
Yesterday’s launch of Jenny Skylark, Portobello’s second St Ayles Skiff, was a tremendous success – a huge thanks to everyone who helped in so many ways.
A proper write up and pictures will follow soon, in the meantime a nice article from STV – and a video – click the photo! (Video starts after the advert)
Sitting between probably the two strongest Coastal Rowing clubs in the country, there is now a move afoot to start a Club at Musselburgh and Fisherrow.
They are currently hunting for somewhere to build, people to help build, fundraise, and eventually of course to row.
If you live in the area and want to get involved, please get in touch with Quintin Pink by email, or on 0131 665 3595.
It will be good to see a renaissance of Coastal Rowing at Fisherrow.
Exciting to learn that we’ll have another club just 30 minutes row from Portobello. More fun on the water!
And nice that Alec thinks we’re one of the strongest clubs in the country!
With a little help from our friends…
Photos all (c) Max Blinkhorn www.getshot.biz
On Sunday 17th, Portobello’s new skiff will be carried along the prom from Joppa to Bath Street, then down onto the beach for a naming ceremony.
Join us on the prom from 12 noon. Continue reading “Help launch Portobello’s second skiff on Sunday 17 April”