Our scheduled Active School Event took place on Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 April. It was once again a very successful event with quite a few youngsters taking part on the day. Many thanks to all members who attended on the day to give the young people from the various schools an entertaining and exciting day’s coastal rowing.
The same exercise was also carried out at Prestwick Sailing Club on Thursday 16 April and again many thanks to all who took part.
The launch of the second Firth of Clyde Skiff, named Thistle, took place on Sunday 26 April. Troon Coastal Rowing’s Skiff, Ailsa Lass, was transported to Largs for the launching ceremony with a full crew of our members and various supporters to welcome this new Skiff to the Firth of Clyde Sailing Club.
This new Skiff was paraded through the town of Largs, led by a piper, for the launching ceremony at Fairlie Beach.
Prestwick Sailing Club held at Open Day on Saturday 2 May when their new Skiff called “The Pride of Prestwick” was on display. Once again Troon Coastal Rowing’s Skiff was transported to Prestwick where we offered to run one of our “give it a go” sessions. This was to encourage as many new rowers from Prestwick to take part in coastal rowing. The official launch of their new Skiff will take place on 9 May and supporters from Troon Coastal Rowing will be present.
VERY IMPORTANT NEWS
Troon Coastal Rowing are competing and participating in the Aviva Community Awards Scheme. This Scheme is for projects within our local area and depends on online voting. We would encourage supporters of TCRC to vote and everyone who visits the website and registers with Aviva (a requirement to be in the competition) has 10 votes.
The link to the website is: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/815
TCRC – PROGRAMME FOR SEASON 2015
This information is to give members advanced notice of our plans for the coming, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Each event will be further promoted in Club email newsletters.
DATE VENUE ORGANISERS TYPE COMMENTS
07 APRIL TROON TROON CRC/SAC SCHOOLS 10-11am; 11-12noon
09 APRIL TROON TROON CRC/SAC SCHOOLS 10-11am; 11-12noon
16 APRIL PRESTWICK PRESTWICK CRC/SAC SCHOOLS
26 APRIL LARGS FIRTH OF CLYDE CRC LAUNCH
02 MAY PRESTWICK TROON/PRESTWICK CRC PRE-LAUNCH TRAINING
09 MAY PRESTWICK PRESTWICK CRC LAUNCH
16 MAY ANNAN ANNAN CRC DISTANCE “THE BELL RINGERS”
06 JUNE TROON TROON CRC REGATTA
20 JUNE TROON SOUTH BEACH (PR Day) OPEN DAY am/pm
27 JUNE QUEENSFERRY N/S QUEENSFERRY CRC REGATTA
10-12 JULY ULLAPOOL LOCH BROOM CRC REGATTA
16 JULY TROON TROON CRC/SAC SCHOOLS 10-11am ; 11-12noon
18 JULY TROON RNLI PUBLIC LIFEBOAT GALA DAY
23 JULY TROON TROON CRC/SAC SCHOOLS 10-11am ; 11-12 noon
25 JULY DALRIADA REGATTA NORTHERN IRELAND
30 JULY TROON TROON CRC/SAC SCHOOLS 10-11am ; 11-12 noon
? SAT TROON SPORTS HUB PUBLIC t.b.a
01 AUG GIRVAN GIRVAN CRC DISTANCE AILSA CRAIG ROW
06 AUG TROON TROON CRC/SAC SCHOOLS 10-11am ; 11-12 noon
08 AUG GREENOCK ROYAL WEST REGATTA
15 AUG CUMBRAE CUMBRAE CRC REGATTA
16-22 AUG BALLANTRAE BALLANTRAE GALA WEEK DAY SKIFF EVENT
22 AUG LARGS FIRTH OF CLYDE CRC REGATTA
12 SEPT DUMFRIES LOCAL DISTANCE NITH NAVIGATION
19 SEPT MAIDENS CARRICK CRC DISTANCE EXCISEMAN’S CHASE
24 OCT t.b.a. SCRA SPRINTS WITH SCRA AGM
Scottish Coastal Rowing Association events calendar can be found on their own website.
Now that both “Marr Voyager” and “Ailsa Lass” have been fully refurbished at Irvine Maritime Museum’s workshop, the Committee would like to thank all who gave up their time to carry out this essential work to keep our valuable boats in tip-top condition for the weekly rowing programmes and coming season of regattas.
The Committee would also like to thank the Irvine Maritime Museum’s Management for allowing the work to be carried out within their workshops.
January news 2015
Unfortunately the weather for our annual New Year’s Day Row had to be abandoned due to the severe weather.
However, on Sunday 4th January a large team of hardy rowers set off with Marr Voyager south to Maidens and joined the Carrick Rowers for a friendly Festive Row and lunch. They arrived at Maidens to find a distinct chill in the air and a stiff off-shore breeze. Marr Voyager and Carrick Maid were soon in action with various permutations of crews among the thirty or so rowers who were present time and again.
Conditions were choppy and brisk to say the least. Everybody had at least one exhilarating trip. The whole party retired to the Kirkmichael Inn for lunch.
The 2014 Annual General Meeting took place on 20th November. Harry Risk, Chairman, welcomed a large turnout of members.
He thanked the outgoing Committee Members for their dedication and commitment during their term of office.
The CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER was held at the South Beach Hotel on Thursday 11th November with good food. Professional entertainment was provided by Adam Dawson. Thanks to all who supported the event by attending, helping to run the event and /or contributing to the raffle.
FESTIVE EVENTS There will be a Festive Row with Carrick CRC down at Maidens between Christmas and New year, and our traditional Ne’er Day Row, assembling at noon, at the slipway (weather permitting).
On 25th October four Club Members, Jim Palmer, Bob Dawson, Morag Kemp and John Kemp attended the Freshwater Sprints at Loch Insh and took part with other SW team members, rowing Royal West’s skiff “Chippy McNish”. Two members, Jim & Bob attended the SCRA AGM after racing was finished to represent Troon Coastal Rowing Club.
A small representation from the Club Committee attended this Award Ceremony in Ayr Town Hall on Tuesday 21st October. We had been nominated for two awards – the Provost’s Prize for “Club of the Year” and in the category “Sports volunteer of the Year”.
We did not win either award outright but we are very pleased to say that we were presented with a Merit Award in each of the two categories.
Harry Risk was pleased to accept the “Club of the Year” on behalf of the Club and Jim Palmer was pleased to accept the Merit Award for “Sports Volunteer of the Year” for the huge amount of seen and unseen work that he does for Troon Coastal Rowing.