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.
Troon Coastal Rowing held their fashion show on Wednesday 14 October 2014 in M & Co. shop in Troon .
There was a large turnout of friends and family and we extend our grateful thanks to M & Co. also to the mannequins and to the members of the Club who helped to make this a very successful event.