Passing away of David Sutherland

It was with great sadness that we learned our friend and fellow club member David Sutherland passed away this week.

David was one of our founding members, our first secretary and his talents as an administrator ensured that Troon Coastal Rowing Club got off to the best possible start.

Whilst designing our membership form and compiling the club manual his enduring legacy was in the creation of our club logo and skiff figurehead.

From the first days when we were just a small group of people building a skiff, David was at the heart of the team, always willing to turn his hand to whatever job needed done, from building a rolling frame for the boat to painting on a gold inlay.

After stepping back from his role as Secretary, David became a regular feature at the slipway, cheering us on at regattas and even finding time to write his own entertaining take on the world of coastal rowing!

Troon Coastal Rowing Club was one of David’s passions, and the Club owes him a great debt of gratitude.

Thank you David.

Row 28.10.19 Lady Isle

Taking advantage of the excellent weather conditions both skiffs set off for a pleasant row out to Lady Isle and back in perfect conditions.Photographs by C Bolster and J Mason.

Castle to Crane 21.9.19

Both our skiffs took part in the 13 mile row from Dumbarton Castle to the Finneston Crane in Glasgow.The row was carried out in very warm conditions and into a head wind.The mens +50 team in Ailsa Lass completed the course in an excellent 2 hours 22 minutes in second place in their class.Our team in Marr Voyager claimed to be the highest total aggregate age finished in 3 hours 28 minutes in 17th place in their class.