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  • Tides for the week ahead
    Rachel H reports: It has been a busy weekend on the water, with both boats out and well used both days. Always good to see! 

    Monday 23rd July
    06.38 —- 2.1 m L.      12.34 —- 4.9 m H.      19.03 —- 1.9 m L

    Tuesday 24th
    07.41 — 1.9 m L.       13.31 —- 5.0 m H       19.52 —- 1.8 m L

    Wednesday 25th 
    08.30 —- 1.6 m L.     14.22 —- 5.1 m H.       20.28 —- 1.7 m L

    Thursday 26th
    09.10 —- 1.5 m L.     15.08 —- 5.2 m H.       20.13 —- 1.5 m L

    Friday 27th
    09.35 —- 1.3 m L.     15.48 —- 5.3 m H       20.49 —- 1.3 m L

    Saturday 28th 
    09.10 —— 1.1 m L.      16.23 —- 5.4 m H.    We hope to use a pontoon - permission will be sought, confirmation to follow.

    Sunday 29th
    09.50 —- 1.0 m L.      16.58 —- 5.4 m H 
    Posted by Queensferry Rowing
  • Largs regatta report
    Rachel reports:
    Queensferry had 16 rowers at the regatta, so a good number to enter the seven categories, plus a 3km challenge race. There were 11 clubs and 12 boats — Largs (FOCCRs ) had two boats entered.There were two heats of six skiffs to each race, with first and second going on to the finals.

    The races were 500m Sprints, supposedly. But we soon realised there was a miscalculation in length!! It was 800m! However ,we were all up for it and did so well in the heats: 1st in the Women’s Open and the Women’s 50+, 2nd in the Mixed Open and the Mixed Decades. In three other races we just missed out, with respectable 3rds and 4th.

    Racing again then in the finals we were delighted with the results:
    Silver  in the Women’s Open
    Bronze in the Women’s 50+
    Bronze in the Mixed Decades

    The Duncan Winning Challenge had Louise as cox for Ferry Maid and four rowers from other clubs, rowing our boat in a gruelling 3km race (which may in fact have been 5km) across to Cumbrae and back.
    Ferry Maid came in 2nd in a field of 12 — great achievement for our Queensferry boat ( and Louise!). Lesley was a rower in the winning boat — Prestwick! She was thrilled! 

    It was a long day, as we were still racing at 18.30!! However, medals and good food, then music and chat with other clubs, soon revived those who were staying on.

    Queensferry were 4th Overall winners of the day. A successful day, it makes regular training sessions worth it. Catch up on more photos on our Flickr pageWell done Queensferry! 
    Posted 19 Jul 2018, 06:59 by Queensferry Rowing
  • This week's tides
    Rachel reports: Late afternoon and evening are the best times for the next few days, midweek and weekend social sessions are good.

    Monday 16th July
    12.12 —- 0.3m L.      18.23 —- 6.0m H

    Tuesday 17th
    12.56 —- 0.5 m L.     19.14 —- 5.8 m H

    Wednesday 18th
    07.40 —- 5.8 m H.     13.36 —- 0.8 m L.     20.04 —- 5.6 m H

    Thursday 19th
    08.33 —- 5.5 m H.     14.13 —- 1.1 m L.      20.57 —— 5.7 m H

    Friday 20th
    09.27 —- 5.3 m H.        14.59 —- 1.5 m L.      21.53 —- 5.0 m H

    Saturday 21st
    10.28 —- 5.0 m H.      16.12 —- 1.8 m L

    Sunday 22nd 
    11.32 —- 4.9 m H       17.59 —- 1.9 m L

    Posted 17 Jul 2018, 07:35 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Perfect tides for the week ahead
    Rachel reports: What a busy time it was last week, dodging low water, cramming in Challenge training,’begging’ for pontoon space, and Saturday’s arrangements! Who could have factored in a film crew to share the water at the Hawes!!

    However, Queensferry came through the day with good reviews,despite the challenges 😀 Thanks to everyone who organised,helped and supported.

    Tides are perfect for this week.

    Monday 2nd July 
    11.17 —- 1.2 m L.      18.37 —- 5.2 m H

    Tuesday 3rd
    11.45 —- 1.3 m L.       19.17 —- 5.1 m H

    Wednesday 4th 
    07.30 —- 5.0 m H.      12.18 —- 1.4 m L.       20.00 —- 5.0 m H

    Thursday 5th
    08.14 —- 4.9 m H       12.59 —- 1.6 m L.        20.44 — 4.8 m H

    Friday 6th 
    09.02 —- 4.8 m H.      13.47 —- 1.7 m L.     21.34 —- 4.8 m H

    Saturday 7th
    09.55 —- 4.8 m H.      14.49 —- 1.8 m L.      

    Sunday 8th 
    10.56 —- 4.8 m H.       17.30 —- 1.8 m L

    Ferry Maid  leaves for Ullapool on Friday for the weekend regatta, with 13 crew. Ullapool can be a tough one with great competition, but such good fun, with so many of the SCRA clubs attending. 
    Posted 3 Jul 2018, 12:24 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Alan Meldrum Community Rowing Challenge 2018
    Dónal Ferrie reports: A great day out on Saturday for the Alan Meldrum Community Rowing Challenge. Teams from Scottish Parliament, Ferry Blend Choir, Ferry Fit and Queensferry Diving Club rowed in sunny but windy conditions. After three heats the final was between Parliament 1, Queensferry Diving Club and Ferry Fit 1. In a close race, the Diving Club came in ahead of Ferry Fit and the Parliament. 

    The winning crew with Jenny Meldrum, centre, and their trophy

    A scene from the final - Rachel is coxing Ferry Fit, Lesley from North Queensferry coxes Queensferry Divers, and Peter coxes the Parliament crew.

    Rory and crew ahead of their heat

    Posted 1 Jul 2018, 07:05 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tides for the coming week, 25 June to 1 July
    Rachel reports: The last week of June heading into July tides, with  a great week of weather forecast!!
     
    Monday 25th June
    07.57 —- 1.6 m L.      13.55 —- 5.2 m H       20.17 —— 1.4 m L

    Tuesday 26th 
    08.42 —- 1.4 m L.     14.46 —- 5.3 m H.      20.51 —- 1.4 m L

    Wednesday 27th
    09.20 —- 1.3 m L.      15.30 —- 5.4 m H.       21.07 —- 1.3 m L

    Thursday 28th
    09.42 —- 1.2 m L.      16.10 —— 5.4 m H.        21.18 —- 1.2 m L

    Friday 29th 
    09.36 —- 1.1 m L.      16.46 —— 5.3 m H.       21.52 —- 1.2 m L

    Saturday 30th
    10.12 —- 1.1 m L.      17.22 —- 5.3 m H   Hoping for a pontoon after 8am training to allow social rowing as normal. We also have our annual Alan Meldrum Community Challenge event - midday at Hawes Pier. Do come and help/support!! 

    Sunday 1st July
    10.46 —- 1.1 m L      17.58 —- 5.2 m H        

    Have a good week, it is a busy week ahead for the club. 

    Posted 24 Jun 2018, 15:16 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Portobello Regatta update
    Rachel reports: Eighteen of us went to race at Portobello Regatta on Saturday. We also had a few supporters - baby Cal is becoming very "regatta friendly"!! 

    It was a perfect beach day. There were 11 clubs taking part, so some stiff competition!! We had entered nine races, with the age bracket we had with us. We had new members with us and also some members still new to regattas. Hats off to the "new" members who have only been rowing a couple of weeks or less, they did very well.

    Eastern, North Berwick and Arran were the three clubs stealing the show!! However, Queensferry raced well and fought well for good middle-of-the-race positions. 

    As the tide went out the course did get a little shorter, but for us with our rudder, it made for more difficult holding position at the start. The last race was a "fun" relay, Crew 1 out and back, Crew 2 waiting to take lifejackets, only crews allowed to turn boats, then set off again .There was a "cardboard fish" involved also!! The turning, shallow water and long rudder didn’t put us in the top half for this!! 

    A great day had by all, and as always great hospitality and friendship.



    Posted 24 Jun 2018, 15:06 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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