- 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 23 May 2015
Beautiful morning in North Berwick today. A mixed crew training for the Cork Ocean to City race put some miles down by setting off from North Berwick to row around Fidra, Lamb, Craigleith and Bass Rock. 13 miles in total, great effort #ReadyForCork
- Published on 26 April 2015
NBRC has weekly social rowing opportunities to go out and explore the local rocks and wildlife.....nice weather last week as summer mad a brief appearance in North Berwick
- Published on 19 April 2015
Told you we were going to Port Seton, didn't mention though that we were rowing.....oh yes, 13 miles. The weather was perfect so an NBRC crew set off at the crack of dawn to get there in record time (although since we'd never rowed that before, any time would have been a record). The fitness app said 1700 calories burned, so on arrival we set about replenishing our energy with the excellent cakes on offer from our hosts. Get there early and you get the pick, I went for Banana Cake a Brownie a Cream Scone and a Fairy Cake, lovely.
The emphasis was on fun and friendliness for this regatta which took place in Port Seton's harbour. Head to head sprint racing between two boats, in a pursuit style, tested the coxes and the rowers' ability to quicly fit into unfamiliar boats and scratch crews.
NBRC was well represented in all the mixed races, and was narrowly pipped in the decades race (to be competed by 4 rowers all from different decades).
There will be more serious racing type regattas to come this season, but this was a lovely relaxed start to the season enjoyed on a bright sunny day, fortunately the photos don't indicate the temperature which was ...refreshing.
Net result after taking into account 13 mile row, two heats, a final and a lot of cake....300 calories gained :-)