• Antipodean adventures
    Barbara reports: While blizzards raged in the Firth of Forth, the intrepid Anne F was enjoying blue skies and sea. She managed to track down a St Ayles skiff in Kaikoura, on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, and has been out for a row. The Kaikoura Lass is a skiff with a difference though, having been fitted with a removable sail. Anne was also very taken with the rubber cleat arrangement used to hold the oars in place while the sail is being used. Anne has now headed north, and after visiting a tea plantation near Hamilton, aims to find some more skiffs in and around Auckland. Click on the pictures to see larger version.

    Kaikoura Lass on the water with sail and oars stowed

    Wind assistance - a bit more sophisticated than Peter's umbrella!

    The oars snugged away

    Posted 18 Mar 2018, 14:50 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tides for the week of 19-25 March
    The weather won this week! We had plenty keen, motivated rowers ready for a chance to get out, but due to high winds there has been no rowing all weekend. Next week there are some improvements, and, can you believe it, we move to BST!! (Photo on the right shows conditions on Sunday morning, seen from North Queensferry.)

    Monday 19th March
    09.20 —- 0.7 m L.        16.18 —- 5.7 m H

    Tuesday 20th March
    09.49 —- 0.8 m L.        16.57 —- 5.7 m H 

    Wednesday 21st 
    10.14 —- 0.9 m L.        17.37 —- 5.6 m H

    Thursday 22nd
    10.44 —- 1.0 m L.       18.20 —- 5.5 m H 

    Friday 23rd 
    11.26 —- 1.3 m L          1906 — 5.3 m H

    Saturday 24th
    07.36 —- 5.0 m H.        12.22 —- 1.6 m L

    *. British Summer Time begins— 1hr forward. *

    Sunday 25th 
    09.32 —- 4.8 m H.       14.55 —— 1.9 m L

    These tide tables I give you are adjusted to BST, but if you are reading the printed sheets on the shed board, you need to add an hour to the listed times.

    Posted 18 Mar 2018, 14:34 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tides for the week ahead
    Rachel reports: As we move into February this week, the weather looks a bit better than this past weekend - cancelled was cancelled on Sunday due to the wind, and only the training went ahead on Saturday due to the funeral service for John Gray. 

    Speaking of things not happening, Rachel's tide reports won't appear here for a few weeks due to Barbara heading off on holiday - normal service will resume mid-March. Keep an eye out for Rachel's Sunday email, or check the tide tables on the link to the left there. Happy rowing, everyone!
    Monday 29th January
    06.30 —— 1.4 m L.        12.36 —— 5.4 m H

    Tuesday 30th 
    07.33 ——- 1.2 m L.       13.34 —— 5.7 m H 

    Wednesday 31st
    08.28 —— 1.0 m L.       14.29 —— 6.0 m H 

    Thursday 1st February
    09.16 —— 0.8 m L.       15.21 —— 6.1 m H

    Friday 2nd 
    09.58 —- 0.7 m L          16.11 —— 6.2 m H 

    Saturday 3rd 
    10.37 —— 0.8 m L.          16.59 —— 6.1 m H ——- pontoon use at Social Session 

    Sunday 4th 
    11.11 —— 1.0 m L.            17.47 —— 5.9 m H —— no training sessions,but everyone could come for 1pm and make up crews.

    Also, congratulations to Rachel D, Donal and Julie, who completed and passed the VHF radio course this weekend. 

    Posted 28 Jan 2018, 12:29 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Sunday's rowing is CANCELLED
    Due to forecast strong winds, all rowing sessions today, Sunday 28 Jan, are cancelled. This includes training rows. 
    Posted 28 Jan 2018, 01:37 by Queensferry Rowing
  • John Gray's funeral service
    Just a quick note to share a photo of the oar salute at John's funeral today. 

    Click on image to see it larger. More photos on Flickr.

    Posted 27 Jan 2018, 08:03 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Oar salute for John Gray
    One of Queensferry Rowing Club's founder members, John Gray, recently passed away. Even though latterly he became too frail to row, John would regularly come along to the shed in his Reliant Robin to share a brew and a biscuit and catch up with the news. He will be missed.

    It was John's wish that the club give an oar salute at his funeral - to be held at Warriston Crematorium on Saturday 27 January at 11am - and his family would appreciate if we could appear in club colours. QRC secretary Peter is organising the transport of the oars to Edinburgh.  There will be a get-together at The Boat House, Queensferry, afterwards, to which all are welcome.

    As a mark of respect to John, social rowing on Saturday has been cancelled. 

    The photo is from the launch of Ferry Maid in November 2012, and shows John ready to row with Tony Jones, the late Andy Jarvis, Mike McDowell and Graham Sutherland. 

    Posted 23 Jan 2018, 12:32 by Queensferry Rowing
  • Tides for the week of 22-28 January
    Rachel reports: Roll on February!! This past week has to have been the worst weather for us rowers - no mid-week rows and no Social Rowing! Training crews managed out though, well done!  However, temperatures are on the rise, for a few days at least, and two crews are heading out tomorrow. 

    The photo is the scene on Sunday afternoon. The two training crews finished just as the snow was sweeping down the firth, and soon there was a whiteout, as you can see. The tarp was flung over the Maid to keep it from filling up with snow while we huddled in the shed, warming our hands on cups of tea. The slip was slick with ice, it was seriously cold! 

    Tides are good all week.

    Monday 22nd January
    10.42 —- 1.4 m L.        18.17 —-5.2 m H

    Tuesday 23rd
    11.18 —- 1.6 m L.      19.00 ——5.1 m H

    Wednesday 24th
    07.35 —— 5.0 m H.       12.04 —— 1.8 m L

    Thursday 25th 
    08.26 ——4.9 m H.        13.02 ——- 2.0 m L

    Friday 26th
    09.23 —— 4.9 m H.       14.23 —— 2.1 m L

    Saturday 27th 
    10.28 —— 4.9 m H        16.56 —— 1.9 m L

    Sunday 28th
    05.29 —— 1.7 m L.      11.33 —- 5.1 m H.      17.59 —- 1.6 m L

    Posted 21 Jan 2018, 17:27 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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