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  • Keen rowers needed for Friday evening
    Peter writes: We hope to lay the new buoys late Friday afternoon then 'test' the course with two crews. I initially asked that the crews be made up mainly of Regatta rowers, but if this is not feasible I will be glad of any keen rowers.
     
    The basic plan is I will be at the shed earlier in the afternoon to prepare the buoys. I would like two crews to go out at 4.30pm to lay the buoys. The racing crews can start about 5.30pm, but let me know if you want this later. One crew with Clenshaws the other with new oars. After a short breather, same crews swap oars and go again.
     
    Might be interesting just to come along and watch but should I hope be an opportunity for all to get a row at some stage. So far we have seven rowers. Replies to me at secretary@queensferryrowing.org
    Posted 17 May 2018, 05:32 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Good news: Weekend rowing is back on!!!
    Rachel reports: What a fantantastic weekend we have all had with the Port Edgar Open Days, lots of new rowers experienced bridges and porpoises!! What a happy bunch they were! 

    Please note: pontoon arrangements in place to allow training and social rowing at the weekend. 

    Monday 14th May
    08.16 —- 1.0 m L.       15.00 —- 5.6 m H.     20.34 —- 0.7 m L

    Tuesday 15th
    09.00 —- 0.8 m L.      15.45 —- 5.8 m H       21.11 —- 0.6 m L.  No 6pm social rowing session

    Wednesday 16th 
    ,09.41 —- 0.6 m L         16.30 —- 5.9 m H.      21.45 —- 0.6 m L.  Training group needs to be out of the water before 20.00

    Thursday 17th 
    10.18 —- 0.6 m L.        17.16 —- 6.0 m H.       22.21 —- 0.6 m L. Possible earlier start for social rowing session. Await confirmation.

    Friday 18th
    10.54 —- 0.6 m L        18.03 —- 5.9 m H.       23 .00 —- 0.8 m L

    Saturday 19th 
    06.25 —- 5.7 m H        11.37 —- 0.8 m L     Social rowing session 9am as usual. Boat will be left on the pontoon after training, volunteers sought for bringing her back in at 2pm.

    Sunday 20th
    07.16 —- 5.5 m H       12.33 —- 1.0 m L  Social rowing session 1pm as usual. Boat will be left on the pontoon after 9am training session and will be recovered by social rowers. 

    Posted 16 May 2018, 16:17 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tides for the week of 7-13 May
    Rachel reports: We have a good week of tides ahead,with plenty rowing opportunities. Saturday and Sunday will be busy days on the water, with Port Edgar Watersports' open weekend in full swing. QRC will be participating in this event on both days. Please stay on after social rowing on Saturday or come along from 10am either day to help make up crews with people wanting to "have a go".


    Monday 7th May
    08.16 —- 4.7 m H.      13.02 —- 2.0 m L.      20.52 —- 4.5 m H

    Tuesday 8th 
    09.07— 4.5m H.       15.49 —- 2.2 m L.       21.50 —- 4.4 m H

    Wednesday 9th
    10.12 —— 4.4 m H.        16.54 —- 2.1 m L.     

    Thursday 10th 
    11.32 —- 4.5 m H.       17.47 —- 1.8 m L.      

    Friday 11th 
    06.09 —- 2.0 m L.       12.35 —- 4.8 m H.     18.32 —- 1.5 m L

    Saturday 12th
    06.52 —- 1.6 m L.      13.26 —- 5.1 m H.      19.13 — 1.2 m L

    Sunday 13th 
    07.33 —- 1.3 m L.      14.13 —- 5.4 m H.        19 .54 —- 1.0 m L

    Barbara adds: Tides were no problem for a group of QRC rowers on Monday, as they rowed the length of Loch Earn and back. After a fairly chilly and breezy start, the sun broke out and rowers enjoyed a fantastic day. The two main rows were followed by shorter excursions. Donal has shared some photos on Facebook - above are Annes P and F and Liz at St Fillans.  Rory recorded the Lochearnhead to St Fillans leg on a phone app - click here to view.

    Posted 7 May 2018, 15:46 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tides for the coming week
    Rachel reports: This coming week takes us into May, so as the temperature starts to rise, hopefully we get longer spells of fine weather. The tides are good for us, for the first two weeks anyway! 

    Monday 30th April
    09.54 —- 0.8 m L           16.13 —- 5.7 m H 

    Tuesday 1st May
    10.24 —- 0.8 m L.         16.53 —- 5.7 m H.        22.31 —- 0.7 m L       20.15 could be the  limit for evening social session! 

    Wednesday 2nd 
    10.49 —- 0.8 m L          17.30 —— 5.6 m H.       22.47 —- 0.9 m L

    Thursday 3rd
    10.57 —- 1.0 m L.         18.07 —- 5.4 m H          23.05 —- 1.1 m L

    Friday 4th
    11.14 —- 1.2 m L.         18.43 —- 5.2 m H

    Saturday 5th 
    06.51 —- 5.1 m H.         11.41 —- 1.4 m L.     

    Sunday 6th 
    07.31 —- 4.9 m H.         12.17—- 1.7 m L    

    Any midweek rows this week are best late morning or early afternoon! 

    We have both boats on the water now - a total of four crews were out on Sunday for training and social rowing. Ferry Lass is looking her absolute best, with fresh varnish and paint.
    Posted 29 Apr 2018, 13:09 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tides for the week of 23-29 April
    Rachel reports: The tides for this coming week have some lows  around our sessions, so there a few alterations in timings.

    Monday 23rd April
    09.18 —- 4.9 mH        15.31 —- 1.7m L

    Tuesday 24th
    10.28 —- 4.8 mH         17.16 —- 1.6 m L Social rowing will start a little later than normal - 6.20pm or so - as the Maid is going out at 5.30pm to allow committee members to get a row before their meeting.  The boat may be left on the pontoon if there isn't enough water on the slip. 

    Wednesday 25th
    11.43 —- 4.9 m H.        18.32 —- 1.3 m L. Pontoon/later time  may be required for training. Watch out for information.

    Thursday 26th 
    12.50 —- 5.2 m H          19.34 —— 1.0 m L.    NO rowing this evening.

    Friday 27th
    13.49 —- 5.4 m H.        20.25 —— 0.8 m L

    Saturday 28th
    08.37 —- 1.1 m L           14.42—- 5.6 m H.    We will start a bit later, 09.30am. 

    Sunday 29th
    09.18 —- 0.9 m L.        15.30 —- 5.7 m H

    Work is continuing apace on Ferry Lass - the final coat of varnish goes on the gunnels on Wednesday and there are just a few touch-ups at either end and a lot of drying to go. It is hoped she will be back on the water for the weekend of the 28th. 

    Have a good week everyone - hope to see lots of you at the Quiz Night on Friday 19.30 🤔! 
    Posted 23 Apr 2018, 08:57 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Progress on Lass maintenance
    Mark reports: Tuesday saw Ferry Lass’ seventh birthday.  Peter led the work party in a birthday song around the boat, and Ranald and Sheena arrived in the afternoon with welcome birthday shortbread. Tuesday and Wednesday we finished painting the hull inside, turned the boat over and primed small areas of paint loss on the outside, replaced part of the brass keel strip and varnished the floorboards plus rudder.

    On Thursday morning, the top coat went on the foot rests, and white undercoat on  primed parts of hull.  If this is dry by the evening, the first top coat will go on the undercoated patches. We will also touch up small patches of red. We till have the gunnels to varnish and dry, so possible launch is next Tuesday. 

    Meanwhile, Peter and Mike have been busy adjusting the new oars, planing back the handle area to improve the grip. They were varnished on Thursday and will be ready to use once that's dry.



    Posted 19 Apr 2018, 06:34 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tides for the week of 16-22 April
    Rachel reports: The weather was not great for the evening sessions this last week,but this coming week shows a definite improvement. We will have Ferry Lass under maintenance for the next couple of weeks, but Ferry Maid will be available (extra hands needed on Tuesday evening, to get the Maid off the trailer). We have very low tides each morning this week, so any extra rows will need to be afternoon.

    Monday 16th April
    09.22— 0.7m L.       16.13 —- 5.8 m H

    Tuesday 17th 
    10.00 —- 0.6 m L.        16.53 —- 5.8 m H

    Wednesday 18th 
    10.32 —- 0.6 m L.         17.35 —- 5.8 m H

    Thursday 19th
    11.01 —- 0.7m L.          18.19 —- 5.8 m H

    Friday 20th
    11.36 —- 0.9 m L.         19.05 —— 5.6 m H

    Saturday 21st
    07.29 —- 5.4 m H.         12.23 —— 1.2 m L — a shorter session due to the low tide .

    Sunday 22nd 
    08.20 —- 5.1 m H.           13.29 —- 1.5 m L

    Posted 16 Apr 2018, 02:56 by Queensferry Rowing
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Queensferry Rowing Club is an affiliate of the Scottish Coastal Rowing AssociationThe SCRA was formed on the 29th of May 2010 to restart Coastal Rowing and Racing across Scotland. Communities are invited to form a club, which will then build a skiff from scratch, before joining the wider community of clubs for a range of friendly and competitive rowing across Scotland.

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