Sunday, June 22, 2008

Coble Race Heats Newburgh

Fastest Heat Winners Darren Kyle & Thomas Johnston, Time 6:10 minuets with Bob Ross (popeye) who sponsored the trophy in memory of his father Tam Ross coble boat builder, Newburgh North Fife.

Linked to Newburgh Highland Games Coble boat races remain a local favourite with younger generations learning to row and compete. Newburgh was once an important Salmon fishing centre and many people were employed servicing the process, the remains of fishing bothies still exist about every mile along the River Tay.

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