Location – Port Seton harbour
Boatie Blest is delighted to announce details of our 2015 Regatta
Accommodation and Camping can be found at two nearby campsites: Seton Sands, which is the closest (approx 10 min walk or 2 min bus ride); alternatively, Drummohr Holiday Park which has cabins (this is a 10 minutes bus journey from the harbour at Port Seton). Both will require advanced booking so we would suggest clubs book ASAP. There are also several Bed and Breakfasts in Port Seton. If you require assistance in this area please contact the club and we will sort you out. Good idea to check with us first before booking anyway!!
The delights of the now famous Boatie Blest bakers home baking will be available on Saturday. There are also two cafes very close to the harbour, along with bakers, butchers, Co-op, fish shops and a Pharmacy. Other eating places consist of three Chinese restaurants within 5 minutes walk of the harbour and a fish and chips shop at the harbour. Seton Sands Holiday Park also has its own fish shop and restaurants.
Boats, Cars & Trailers
Valuable items can be locked in the Boatie Blest shed overnight with boats parked on the road or at the harbour, vandalism is very rare.
Please have your boat on the beach at 1000. The coxes briefing will happen at 1030am. This will be followed by the Annual Cockenzie vs Port Seton race. you will be expected to have your boat ready to race after the coxes brief.
Turns in the harbour will be decided once the forecast has been given on the days before. These will be announced at the Coxes Brief.
Saturdays Races; Mixed Decades, Mixed 40+ mixed 55+ Mens open, Womens Open, Mixed Open. Of which they will all be interclub except for the decades race. The relay race will again be interclub between the two harbours.
The Race course will take a similar shape to our 2011/12/13 and 14 regatta. This involves a pursuit style race course where both boats start side by side heading in opposite directions, they round their own buoy before passing each other over the start line again. They then round the 2nd buoy and finish facing their initial direction at the start line. This provides an excellent spectator sport, and very close races. The other added attraction is that you only know whether you are winning or not when you pass at the half-way stage.
Safety –A description of the course and a separate safety notice will be issued to all coxswains on the race day at the safety briefing. All teams should note that they will be required to comply with SCRA Rules (measurement rules and Rules of racing). Some exceptions will be made due to the specifics of the course.
Rowers should note that Port Seton harbour is a working harbour. Whilst we expect fishing boats to be relatively inactive during our regatta, there will be ropes, nets, creels and other equipment on or around the piers. Please take extra care whilst walking in the harbour area.
There will be a prize giving ceremony in the Thorntree in the evening, with local resturant fliers for those who wish to have food. Kids will be allowed in the “tree” until 2000. The prize giving will take place in there and a time given at the coxes brief.
Race Fees Entry to Boatie Blest Regatta is free.
Clubs All clubs are required to register on the day. The club registration form which will consist of details such as: master of boat for weekend; contact number; boats name, insurance details etc.; and which categories the club will be entering. any additional information or questions please ask (email) Stuart Mack stumack450<at>hotmail.co.uk
Opening ceremony – The Annual Port Seton vs. Cockenzie race will open the regatta on the Saturday. With names of rowers drawn from a hat.
Any questions contact club captain Stuart Mack