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  • N v S update
    Rachel reports: Here are the final details for our Annual N v S Challenge day,Saturday 22nd September

    09.00   Meet at the  shed as normal.
    We will have time to prepare both boats .

    09.40  Ferry Lass will set off with Fun Race Crew.to North (carrying the trophy) .
    Keith — stroke 
    Marianne - 3
    Tracey - 2 
    Robin — bow
    Rachel — Cox

    10.15. Fun Race from North to South

    Ferry Maid will set off to the wee harbour South side,with Crew 1 for Trophy Race.

    My car will be at the harbour ,to drive Fun crew back over to North after the race.

    A Social crew wishing to Row Lass back to North. after the Fun Race ,please be at the wee harbour  for crew change after race completion.
    Perfect spot on the water to watch the main race. 

    11.00 or earlier if ready! 
    Main Race from South to North.

    Gareth — stroke
    Jenny T - 3
    Lesley — 2 
    Stevie W - bow
    Peter L - cox

    Once we have won the races !!! 
    BBQ  with Bacon,sausage,veg,& rolls.
    Coffee & cake. 
    All at North Queensferry ,courtesy of NQ. 

    Trophy Presentation to the winning crew
    + NQ have prosecco for each member of the Winning Fun Race Crew!! 

    After the BBQ  ,two crews are needed to row home to SQ. 

    Peter has details of the Port Edgar Watersports Plastic Clean Up 10.00 — 4pm
    We have emailed to help . 
    Very worthwhile Community Event.!! 

    Perhaps I’ve missed something,if so let me know.
    Come and cheer the crews at North + South
    We can sort transportation back and forth. Barbara has offered and there will be someone else.

    We will have ‘Faithfull’ the Committee Boat on the water with Len  in charge and Captain Donna on board .
    This is our safety/umpire/ starter boat! 

    PS   the weather is looking good!! 
    Posted 19 Sep 2018, 10:27 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Latest photo albums...
    Barbara reports: I've added photos from the club's latest exploits to Flickr - any more additions to these would be great, please email them to me at bjagnew@gmail.com. Or I can give you the log-in details if you'd rather upload them yourself. 





    Posted 19 Sep 2018, 06:48 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Shed renovations
    Peter reports: We have had an agreement from Russell Aitken that we will occupy our shed for at least another three years. With that in mind, the Committee would like to make improvements to the shed and its appearance. There are plans to have the south side of the roof recovered in line with the metalled side. It would be good if some of us could get together as a work party and make a start on the outside of the shed before the colder weather sets in. On Sunday I had my annual gutter cleaner, Jim, have a look at our guttering. He cleaned the gutter and discovered a small leak and a bolt which needs renewing. He will make good the repair during next week.
     
    I have in mind the following: 
    • Paint the gutters and down pipes
    • Clean, repair the windows
    • Paint the window frames
    • Paint and treat the whole shed exterior
     Russell has indicated that he would like the shed's colour to be in line with the other sheds. A few of us are making a start on Thursday at 10am. Anyone is welcome to come and help, or bring a ladder or two to add to what we have and any old paint brushes etc.  I will take a run to Homebase or B&Q. All volunteers names to me please, peterclocke@aol.com

    The shed as it was back in 2011 - just a wee reminder that club members have put in a huge amount of work on the shed over the years!
    Posted 19 Sep 2018, 05:50 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Interclub picnic near Barnbougle Castle
    Louise reports: This coming Sunday, the 23rd, we will be joined by crews from North Queensferry, Newhaven, RowPorty and Eskmuthe for a picnic on a beach in the Dalmeny Estate near Barnbougle Castle.

    Last year's event

    The plan is to be at the shed for 13:00 to leave Port Edgar no later than 13:30. High tide is around 15:00, so the return row will start after that. Although we will be rowing against the tide both ways, I have planned it to help our friends from much further away to get there and back.

    Two crews of six have been organised to row each way. Everyone else is welcome to come by bicycle (20 mins from PE) or walking (1 hour).

    Can you let me know if you have a problem with what you are doing, or even if you are in a crew but wanted to row both ways. For those walking i am sure that arrangements can be made for those who have left cars on the promenade to be given a lift back to the shed. 

    OUT

    MAID
    Louise (cox)
    Rachel
    Tracey
    Tansy
    George 
    Jennifer 

    LASS
    Mike B (cox)
    Keith
    Liz
    Anne P
    Anne F
    Alison F


    BACK

    MAID
    Rachel (cox)
    Louise
    George
    Donna
    Rory
    Keiran

    LASS
    Keith (cox)
    Marianne
    Anne P
    Liz
    Tracey
    Anne F

    This means Marianne, Donna, Rory and Keiran walking out, and Tansy, Alison F, Jennifer and Mike B walking back.

    The lat/long to find the location is > 55.996116N  3.341182W. Google Maps link We were lucky last year, so fingers crossed for a good weather again. 

    Looking forward to seeing many of you on Sunday...



    Posted 19 Sep 2018, 05:22 by Queensferry Rowing
  • North v South race

    Rachel reports:
    This is the annual race between Queensferry and our friends in North Queensferry, to be held on Saturday 22nd September from 10am.

    At stake is a very nice trophy (see above), which to date has gone evenly back and forward across the river. We won it last year, so hopefully we can break the pattern and keep it again this year!! 

    The crew for the main race for the trophy is:
    Gareth
    Jenny T
    Anne P
    Stevie W
    Peter L —- cox

    There will also be a mixed second crew for a ‘fun race‘ at North Queensferry's request, as they are organising the event.  It will be timed and will want to win this also!! The fun race will take place first, from north to south. Once it's finished, the trophy race will set off from the south - leaving from just by the old harbour. 

    We will then enjoy some hospitality with NQ members - all welcome. We can sort out shared transport over and back, and there will be plenty of opportunity for rowers to row back two boats. 

    Come and support your club, rowing and cheering encouragement!! Plenty rowing availability.
    Posted 19 Sep 2018, 05:01 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tides for the week of 17 to 23 September
    Rachel reports: September  is giving us the usual mixed weather pattern, however we are still managing to sneak in some rows. QRC's Castle to Crane racers  managed a perfect weather day on Saturday, with very satisfying results for a 22k race up the Clyde!! Click here for the full results. Both crews beat last year's time.

    Both boats are now back in the shed, although it was a ‘tad breezy‘ on Sunday for rowing. However the members who were there got stuck in to help unload Ferry Lass as she arrived back in Port Edgar. There is more to being a club member than just rowing!! Thank you everyone.

    Monday 17th September
    09.03 —- 4.8m H.       14.34 —- 2.3 m L.      21.14 —- 4.6 m H

    Tuesday 18th
    10.15 —- 4.5 m H.      16.05 —— 2.5 m L.     22.35—- 4.4 m H

    Wednesday 19th
    11.37 —- 4.5 m H.     17.35 —- 2.5 m L.      

    Thursday 20th
    06.59 —- 2.2 m L.      12.41 —— 4.7 m H      18.50 —- 2.3 m L. Last evening Rowing session ! However twilight adventures may call for a row!

    Friday 21st
    07.47 —- 1.9 m L      13.33 —- 5.0 m H.      19.01 —- 2.0 m L

    Saturday 22nd
    08.24 —- 1.6 m L.     14.16 —- 5.2 m H.     Our annual North v South race, 10am — details will be confirmed.

    Sunday 23rd 
    08.24 —- 1.6 m L.     14.18 —- 5.2 m H.    19.23 —- 1.7 m L    No social rowing session - instead there is an interclub row to a beach on the Dalmeny Estate near Barnbougle Castle. Everyone is welcome. Crews have been allocated, but others are walking or cycling along the coast path from Longcraigs Pier to the beach to meet the boats. Other clubs attending are North Queensferry, Newhaven, Eskmuthe and RowPorty.

    Posted 19 Sep 2018, 05:21 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tweed Row photos
    Posted 11 Sep 2018, 07:24 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.

Queensferry Rowing Club is home to two skiffs: Ferry Maid and Ferry Lass. We are based out of Port Edgar and hope to welcome anyone who is interested in taking part. If you wish to have a go, please feel free to just come along at one of our usual times or contact a member of the committee. See the menu on the left for links to more information.


            

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