Sun, sea, sand & skiffs: Porty regatta does it again!

Eleven boats from eight coastal communities across Scotland ready launch for the Portobello Regatta. Some travelled nearly 250 miles to be here.


All boats are built by volunteers in the local communities. South Queensferry is one of the latest to catch the rowing bug.


And into the water.


Calm seas in the morning.



A colourful start line.



And they’re off!


The waves got higher later in the day – and so did the boats!


Wee Michael from Newhaven pulling hard towards the finish line.


North Berwick watching the rest of their team race in.


Feeding teams, friends, families and visitors!


Medals for the winners.

Overall results:

  • 1st Portobello
  • 2nd Port Seton
  • 3rd Anstruther

Full results here.


Portobello regatta video as featured in the Caledonian Mercury by rowporty’s David Calder.


A huge thanks from RowPorty to everyone – near and far – who helped make the regatta such a success!


More pictures in the Scottish Coastal Rowing Pool on Flckr. If you have photos of the regatta and of the skiffs, and you use Flickr, why not add them to the pool?

Images © Penny Calder, Max Blinkhorn. Click images for attribution.

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