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Youth Regettas

February 4, 2017

Exciting news for the youngsters of the boating community with Youth Regattas being proposed in the coming year.
Currently those of us under 19 can look forward to trips to Avoch, Portsoy, Ullapool, North Berwick, Portobello, and Largs.
SCRA are looking into a Youth series that will be rewarding prizes such as trophies or medals and we all know that though pain is temporary, glory lasts.

Stick around for updates on this.

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Boatie’s Year in Review

February 4, 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, the Boatie’s could be found singing the boatie rows in our makeshift pub (the trusty shed) and reflecting on our year as a club. As we in the boating community all know our 2016 training began way back when it was announced that the Skiffie Worlds were to be held in glorious Northern Ireland.

So through January to March the Boatie’s were thrusted into our training routines. When April rolled round the corner and Boatie Blest’ annual regatta meetings began it was decided that with our tough training schedule it simply wasn’t going to be achievable to host our regatta, which was a notion shared by many of our Scottish friends in 2016.

2016 was a success for the Boatie’s all round returning from every regatta with at least two wins.
Highlights were

Portsoy, in June, was a success for our adored boat. Returning with wins for the juniors in the Under 19s, a glorious gold came in the form of an ‘Anster’/Cockenzie mash up in Anstruthers boat with our two coasting comfortably over the finish line in first place. Who says we aren’t proud?

How could one mention 2016 without discussing the roaring success which was the second Skiffie Worlds hosted by Northern Ireland. Boatie Blest returned with 20 medals and with that our training seemed to very much pay off. The glorious landscapes and wonderful weather made the week all the more enjoyable. Driving on ferries and rowing our skiffs is just the holiday made for Boatie’s. BBQ’s every night and beers on the shore, slipping down that treacherous hill (the unlucky among us know what hill we mean and will clutch their backsides at the memory of the long descent if loss of footing occurred ), and of course the glory of crossing that finish line. The Skiffie Worlds is a happy memory amongst the boating community and will no doubt bring with it many more when we return in 2019. However all good things must come to an end and the Boatie’s all returned to Scotland safely.

On our return to Scotland the victories seemed to keep rolling in, around the country and the Fresh Water Championships at Loch Tummel saw the Boatie’s medal collection grow further. With wins in many of the categories as part of the South East Region which narrowly missed out on taken the trophy for a 3rd year running.

With the end of the season, preparations began for a new training routine to be put in place, the training schedule has now been running for two weeks and so far is a success and of course the Boatie’s better get training, after all, it’s only three years until the Skiffie Worlds.

Boatie at the worlds in Ireland

September 27, 2016

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A few pics from the world championships

Come and Try

June 5, 2016

Come and Try June2016 boatie 1

Click on the link to see poster thanks

Boatie Raffle

June 5, 2016

BB Raffle poster 2016

please clink on link so see fantastic raffle prize

NEW TRAINING CALENDER

February 11, 2016

Here is a link to the new training calendar

https://www.brownbearsw.com/cal/BoatieTraining

2015 Freshwater Regatta, Loch Katrine, 24 October.

September 18, 2015
 
 
The above event will be organised around Regions, with Club members enjoying composite crews for the various categories.
SE Region Captains, Stuart Mack (Boatie Blest) and Gaynor Allen (Eskmuthe), will assemble crews for each race. Rehearsal or practice event/s will be held and anyone wishing to compete is invited to complete the Freshwater Doodle poll (link on Boatie members page) with their details and availability.