latest Troon Rowing Club news

The “Give it a Go” programme for new rowers and potential members operates on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm at the Marina slipway. You can book a free row by telephoning Allan on 01292 315572 or email is proving to be successful.
The rowing club team trailed Marr Voyager through to South Queensferry to take part in the South Queensferry Regatta on 17 June 2012. This was the Club’s first entry into the lively Scottish Coastal Rowing competitive scene.

Vincent McWhirter, Alan Farrell, Jim Palmer anmd Harry Risk with coxwain Allan Benwood launched the boat under the shadow of the Forth Rail Bridge and participated in the over 45s race, which was a big concession on our part as most of the crew were over 60. We achieved 7th place out of nine entrants.

More details about the race and other rowing matters can be found in the website of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association – Based on this exciting experience the Club is making plans to enter other events.

Readers may have already seen Marr Voyager and Club members playing an important role in Troon’s RNLI Open Day on 21 July 2012.

Work began on Monday 16th July on Troon’s second 22′ St Ayles rowing skiff – a sister ship for Marr Voyager. Troon Coastal Rowing Club is grateful for the continuing support of  West Coast Marine who have again allowed us to use their shed at the Marina. We expect this process to be much quicker as we accumulated a lot of experience in last year’s build project. We are pleased to welcome some new boat-builders and a new team from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

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