Vennel re launch

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Saturday April 2 will see Irvine Coastal Rowing re-launch the Vennel from 11am . At the harbour side Irvine. With expection of Troon and Carrick clubs attending complete with crews and boats, a great opportunity to come and see the boats in action ,all  welcome to have a go ,free of charge with full instruction and safety equipment provided. It is a fair guess with at least 3 skiffs out in the water and possibly more , a few impromptu and fun races will occur. For any further info contact

Some good distance rows

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Taking advantage of some good weather the club has had a few decent distance outings ,earlier this week a crew had a good outing from Troon across the bay to Irvine with the obligatory visit to the Puffer Cafe, member turnouts continue to be good, and Saturday morning saw both skiffs out with one making a trip out and around Lady Isle and able to enjoy the sight of the local seals basking on the rocks.

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Stunning backdrops for rowing

With a mixture of weather conditions recently the club continues to enjoy some fine rowing sessions including a recent visit from Troon marina across the bay to the Puffer cafe at Irvine a fair distance row incorporating a crew change after coffee and empire biscuits, this photo by Jamie Mason12717801_10153944013013000_8796867319591314339_n

Other sessions have seen some choppier seas with both skiffs launched and a mixture of short and longer outings this pic Harry Risk12798870_1153593701347272_3894617622155489989_n

Was surprised and delighted to find the next photo by Tina Sinclair on a local facebook page ,the picture intended to capture the large tanker set  against the splendid backdrop of a snow capped Arran ,then viewers started spotting the two tiny boats and asked what they were,by chance a stunning pic of our Saturday morning rowing session.

This past month has seen a few have a go people turn up and enjoy the buzz that is coastal rowing and new members forms being filled in.12832458_10153848969796068_4581417733247866787_n