12 St Alyes coastal rowing skiffs from clubs in Fife ,Lothians and Tayside met at Wormit sailing club. The weather was sunny and warm with light southwest wind . We rowed up the Tay under the rail bridge against the tide. (Hugging the shore to keep out of the worst of the current)
We were told that passing trains would give a ‘hoot ‘ and they surprisingly did. We returned through the central spans of the bridge and make a course for Tayport passing under the road bridge. The tide made it a leisurely row ..
After the lighthouse it was a left turn over the Tay to the Royal Tay yacht club at Broughty ferry where coffee /cakes were gladly received. Minor repairs where carried out to the stoke oar and we were off up the Tay to the V+A.
The wind freshened from the south west and rowing required a little more effort. Arriving at the V and A we saluted by raising our oars, a scary operation.
Back to Wormit sailing club where hot soup was waiting for us and more home baking.
10.5 miles of rowing . Well done to the Elie crew . We had good banter with the other crews.
Thank you to Wormit for hosting this event and ‘Broughty for providing a relaxing stop off point.
David S. Chalmers
The Crane-out of boats from Elie Harbour is on Saturday 6th October, expected to commence from 9:00am. (exact time to be confirmed)
To help the planning for this, can you please positively confirm if you will be making use of the crane to lift your boat on the day to firstname.lastname@example.org
The anticipated cost is £30 for EESC members, £40 for non-members.
Remember that if you are making use of the crane to lift your boat, you will need to bring along proof of insurance cover on the day
The naming ceremony for our skiff “Archie” will be on Saturday 29th September at 5pm, and will be followed by a bring your own BBQ . I hope you will make the effort to attend. We plan to also invite Pittenweem Rowing Club, which has been a great help to us during our first year. The idea is we will row with them before the ceremony, if they would like to, and it may incorporate a not too serious race! Probably from 2.30 pm if the weather is good to us. For more details on participation in rowing, please feel free to contact me.
Great turnout for the annual Earlsferry Passage
34 sailors in 9 boats sailed from Elie to North Berwick on 2nd Sept in varying conditions (light to fresh southerly wind).
We were greeted at North Berwick by members of East Lothian yacht club and offered as tradition pie, beans and a pint.
17 sailors from East Lothian yacht club in 6 boats sailed to Elie at the same time, and stopped for lunch at our club.
Thank you to all involved and hopefully everyone had fun!
EESC Sailing Secretary.