Troon regatta 2016


The ever popular Troon event drew its biggest number of visiting skiffs including our  usual west coast neighbours ,some new guests from the east and from across the sea new club Arran attending their first regatta.


With a mixture of established and experienced clubs pitching in with each other to assist clubs with lesser numbers make up crew shortages so that most skiffs got to experience as much racing as possible, the rowing was played out under a sunny sky with a good sea surface. First to go was the senior race over 65 teams followed by the juniors aged under 18, the open section and after a break for lunch the +47 races this being amended from +50 to allow greater scope for clubs to enter. All races saw some great tussles and determination of mind and body to battle for the coveted medals and overall winning shield . Close of play was a sprint one way back to shore using up most remaining breath and energy with a last chance to add blisters to anyone who did not have enough.

Visitors appreciated the organisation of TCRC  staging of the day not least the amount of fresh baked assorted cakes and sandwiches that members had lovingly prepared.

The overall winners of the day were an excellent Broughty Ferry team .

There were many notable performance by the runner up clubs with the expected high standards of the established clubs  and some surprisingly good stuff from some of the newbie teams.IMG_0754.JPG

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