PICTURES: Golspie rowers take home haul of medals from North Berwick regatta
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Golspie Rowing Club continued their summer of coastal rowing regattas with a trip south to compete in North Berwick on Saturday, August 26, writes club member Becky Shaw.
A squad of 14 Golspie rowers made the journey to East Lothian, for the well-established event, which this year had 19 clubs entered.
Clubs from the Forth, Tay and Clyde made up the bulk of the competition, with Ullapool the only other Highland club to make the trip south.
Traditionally, the course is from the harbour out round Criagleith and back, a distance of 3.4Km, but windy overnight conditions meant that the initial races all took place on a long triangular course inside the island.
Improving conditions in the afternoon meant that the last three races went round the island, although crews report not really having noticed the steep cliffs and seabirds, being too intent on keeping positions in the races!
The club came away with four medals: a bronze in men’s 45+; two silvers in women’s 45+ and mixed decades; and a gold in the mixed open.
Golspie has had a successful season so far, with an overall second place at regattas in Orkney, Ullapool and Avoch, as well as at their own regatta.
There are a few more events in the calendar, which closes at the end of September.
New rowers are always welcome to come along, have a go, and hopefully join. It’s a very sociable club!
Throughout the winter, the club meets on a Sunday morning at 10am at the Seafront Centre.