A few pics from the world championships
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The third Nith Navigation Race saw Boatie Blest and four other Coastal Rowing clubs race up river from Glencaple into Dumfries on a fast tidal current.
Crews were started at 30 second intervals with Boatie Blest, as most experienced club, setting-off several minutes after a crew of young lads from Annan, another all male crew from Amble across the border, then Carrick and Troon. A fast paced race tested both rowers and coxes who then rowed a further three miles back down river for Barbecue, results and prizes courtesy of host and organiser, Roy Kerr of the Port of Dumfries Development Group.
Results: Boatie Blest – with a time of 43 minutes – were presented with the winners’ Quaich and bottle of whisky. Also presented with a bottle were runners-up Troon 45 minutes 30seconds, Amble 46 min 15, Annan 50 min and Carrick 51 min 30.
The previous weekend saw Boatie Blest crews take first and second places in Mull at a Regatta held off Tobermory.
On Saturday 15 August, Cockenzie & Port Seton’s Scottish Coastal Rowing club, Boatie Blest, took part in an epic Highland journey commemorating a voyage made by Bonnie Prince Charlie. The crew, in their skiff Boatie Lodge, joined crews from North Queensferry, Anstruther, Ullapool, Portobello and Newhaven, with members of Boatie Blest and North Berwick also rowing in “Troika”, a new skiff built by young people from Muirhouse Youth Development Group in Edinburgh.
The eight skiffs, accompanied by a Drascombe Lugger crewed by North Berwick rowers and a Mallaig-based RIB, rowed around 10 miles up Loch Shiel from Acharacle on the Friday, and then – well-armed with insect repellent and midge nets – set up a wild camp in the woods by a small beach at Glenalladale.
On the Saturday, with many rowers clad in Jacobite costume, the boats continued up the loch for a further 7 miles, commemorating the trip made by Bonnie Prince Charlie, who was rowed up Loch Shiel to raise his standard at Glenfinnan in 1745.
On arrival at Glenfinnan, 7 boats lined up and saluted with raised oars as the newly-launched skiff, Troika, rowed through to land on the beach, where Glenfinnan Highland Gathering was in full swing.