- Published on 01 February 2010
North Berwick Rowing Club was established in 2009, with the aim of bringing traditional coastal rowing to the town of North Berwick, on the Firth of Forth.
We are taking part in the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project, which involves first building boats in the community before using them to row recreationally and in competition. The boats that we are building are to a design by Ian Oughtred called the St Ayles skiff. Four rowers power the craft from fixed seats, with a coxswain steering and co-ordinating the crew. Rowing these boats involves a commitment to teamwork and brings rewards from the team spirit generated, as well as health and fitness and involvement in a community effort.
Competitions will be held within the community and club members, male and female, will also represent the Royal Burgh of North Berwick in competition against other Scottish coastal communities.
- Published on 17 January 2016
Great to say goodbye to horrible weather, beautiful sunny crisp day in January and a great opportunity to get a little further away from the harbour, to Bass Rock and Seacliff. That's it now, we've past the shortest day, we're officially heading for summer :-)
- Published on 02 January 2016
On Christmas Day we decided to go out to play on the water, rowing around the Craig and sharing mince pies and chocolate Lebkuchen. After the line from a lobster pot got caught in the rudder, we used the rudder-freeing-device and returned to the harbour in anticipation for the big Christmas Day feast that was waiting!
- Published on 23 December 2015
When it's just too windy, and dark to row on the water, we hit the gym for a Christmas race on the rowing machines...you would not believe how tired you can get within 4 minutes, but this was a fun event with lots of support for people of all abilities and experience followed by a couple of festive shandies in the pub.