5 Troon members travelled the long way to take part in the freshwater sprints and SCRA AGM at Loch Tummel.
Taking part with other clubs from the SW region they came fourth on the day.Thanks to Renegade for supplying their skiff to the SW region.
Our two skiffs took part in the Dumbarton Castle to Finneston Crane race (13miles),to celebrate The Clyde Built Festival along with 75 other rowing craft of which 61 were St Ayles skiffs.Ailsa Lass was entered in the Mens 50+category and came in 3rd place in a time of 1.58.03. Marr Voyager was entered into the Mixed 50+ category
and came in 3rd place in a time of 2.12.49.Ailsa Lass was 4th overall and Marr Voyager was 9th.
Along with Carrick Coastal Rowing Club we attended this social event in Dunure.The two skiffs offered “Give it a Go”sessions to any of the public who wished to try rowing.The weather on the day was spectacular and the entertainment,food and drink was great.Music by Mid Life Blues Band in the Dunure Inn was exceptional.
Along with thirteen other clubs we took part in this regatta which was over a 2km course.Troon finished seventh overall and in the Mens Open we finished a close fourth only being beaten by Dundrum (current World Champions),North Berwick (overall regatta winners) and Killyliegh from Ireland.The 2019 World Championships will be held in Stranraer over this course and this was a great test of the facilities available.