Our team attended the Worlds in Stranraer.No medals were won but some very close races in tough competition.A tremendous week and our club wish to thank Wendi Cuffe and her team at Stranraer for setting up and producing a brilliant regatta.We also loaned our second skiff Marr Voyager to The Living Boat Trust from Tasmania and wish to thank them for there hospitality and the beautiful plaque they presented to our club. Our club finished 29th out of 55 clubs taking part.
A brilliant weekend was enjoyed by 10 clubs with Troon coming third overall behind North Berwick and Arran.Troon were first in the Mens 220+,second in the Open Mixed and the Mixed 240+,and third in the Novices.Also on Sunday Troon were third in the Hamilton Rock challenge. A great regatta organised by Arran with wonderful weather,great company,barbecue and caley on Saturday evening.
Our club hosted an inter club event with ACRC members attending returning their invite last year.In cold blustery conditions 500m sprints were held in the Harbour with rows also around the red and green buoys. Club members supplied sandwiches and cakes with tea and coffee.A taxi service was also provided to and from the Arran ferry at Ardrossan for the Arran members.A
Our first skiff has had a refurbishment carried over the winter months and returned to service on the 17th March 2019.New footplates were designed and fitted in preparation for the Skiffie Worlds in July this year.
With the University of The West of Scotland considering introducing Water Sports on the River Ayr our club was invited to take part in a trial row.Apart from a muddy launch the row was a success.While taking part we were informed we were the first wooden boat on the River for fifty years.