- 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 01 December 2014
It has to be said a rowing event at Foxlake is definitely a regatta with a difference, especially at the John Muir Winter Festival. For starters the lake has swimmers and wakeboarders; the latter in their underpants apparently for charity, then there's the running dogs pulling owners along in liquid mud and the cycle races routed through the beer and crafts tent for entertainment. It was great fun being part of it all. Four East Lothian coastal rowing clubs were there, it's a short circular course with only centimetres to spare between the bank and fixed wakeboard jumps when using 14ft oars, so not easy for the coxes. Just as the rain came on at lunchtime there were festival goers eager to try rowing so Eskmuthe and NB took them for a spin.
There were 3 classes: men, mixed and ladies. Port Seton won the first two (so overall) and NB ladies of a certain age came first in their category. The prizes were tokens for use at Foxlake so hopefully a chance for an inter-club party in future. Huge thanks to Jacque for organising us all and to Foxlake for the seasonal mulled wine and great craic over the microphone.
- Published on 13 October 2014
Lovely October Sunday morning, NBRC took two St Ayles Skiffs and a Haningfield three seater out to Fidra for a leisurely row where coffee and cake was served in lieu of breakfast.
Apparently there were dolphins close by, but I didn't see them, so may as well claim that we saw Kelpies.