- Published on 01 February 2010
We are a rowing club involved in recreational and competitive rowing. We are a member of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association which has grown rapidly since 2010 with many clubs around Scotland. Most of our rowing is done in the St Ayles Skiff which is a seaworthy, clinker built (using modern construction methods), fixed seat rowing boat, for four rowers and a cox. We have three of these which were built, and are maintained by, members of the club (we are always looking for people to help maintain the boats if woodwork is more your thing than rowing!).
If you would like to try rowing, we have sessions available each Sunday at 2:00pm-3:00pm, anybody may join one of these sessions, although we do ask that after three sessions, if you enjoy it and want to row more - you join NBRC. If you are interested in joining the next session you must put your name forward via this form, by Friday noon before the Sunday session.
The club offers regular training sessions, for those interested in competitive rowing, as well as social/recreational rowing for those who would prefer a gentler time on the water.
- Published on 22 January 2017
Just because it's January doesn't mean we can't get out, regular outings available to all NBRC members are available every Saturday 9:00am if you want a training workout, or 10:00am if you want a more leisurely recreational row. Just stick your name down here before the preceding Thursday.
Can't guarantee it'll always be this calm though
- Published on 22 December 2016
The second NBRC festive ergo relay took place last night, bigger and better than last year. We had 20 members, with an even mix of men and ladies, (later on the men divided into half man half beer, but that's another story) take part in a harem scarem relay race. 4 teams of 5 people doing intervals of 250m, teamwork is key to be successful at this as you have to minimise time lost in the changeover. This years winners were Tracy Ramage, Jo Drewitt, Duncan Mackay, Clive Drewitt and Rob Harley....this feels like it's now an annual thing....
We have an on the water event coming up on Hogmanay 10:00am-12:00pm, which is a fun pursuit race, still a few seats available if any NBRC members want to take part, stick your name down here
- Published on 08 November 2016
This year’s Freshwater Sprints took place at Loch Tummel on October 29th. Each year rowers from all over the SCRA ‘world‘ are encouraged to attend, to coincide with the SCRA AGM.
The scenery was breathtaking-autumnal colours, flat water and a midge or two! This was a fine venue and we were made most welcome by the local sailing club which supplied us with excellent facilities and splendid food and drink.
Ten rowers from NBRC, along with rowers from S. Queensferry, Eskmuthe, Boatie Blest and Porty took part in the many and varied categories, representing the ‘South East’ region. The competition on the water was as fierce as ever but onshore there was a great feeling of camaraderie as clubs and regions mingled and shared notes.
An interesting addition this year was the SCRA Picnic Class which some said was ‘no picnic’ but it was a joy to see a fine selection of small boats taking to the water, some slower, some faster, than others!
After a full day’s racing South East were pipped to the post by North East but a great day was had by all and thanks were conveyed to our organiser Stuat Mack and his team for putting the crews together and getting us organised. All race categories and results can be seen on the SCRA website.
- Published on 01 October 2016
We had our "Tiger Cup" this morning, as many club members as we could get out in short races using all 3 of our boats. Conditions couldn't have been better, flat calm sea, blue sunny sky, and no wind.
We laid a couple of marks in the morning to give each boat their own mark, over a course of (at a guess) 400m. It's pretty difficult laying three buoys in a straight line! Hats off to those regattas that manage to get a whole line of buoys in a straight line. Turn out lane one was at last a boat length further, oops....never mind it was fun races, and I don't think anybody noticed, or if they did they were too polite to mention it :-)
There were 6 races, with all crews getting two races before a seventh "final" race where the fastest three boats fought it out, and the poetically named "Team B" won - well done Claire Gardner, Ian Baird, Johnny Macnair, and Karen Johnston. Full results here
It was a great morning with 32 club members rowing, we should do it again sometime!