Monday, September 17, 2012

Scottish Coastal Rowing Newburgh North Fife

Saturday 15th September, in the middle of the town a loud-speaker from afar muffled in my ears, indicating the riverside Newburgh, North Fife, drawn, I headed that way. Bright and comfortably sunny, amiably littered about Robertson's Quay a gathering of participants and spectators were enjoying the regatta. A few large tents, one for Regatta business and others for light refreshments. St Ayles Skiff Regatta was underway. A strong westerly wind was putting up wee white horses, below is the start of the mens 40+, against the wind and tidal flow Crail and Newburgh battled their way upriver.
Skiffs away. 4 Handed with a cox barking the rhythmical commands.
Crail know it's in the bag.
Crail skiff after the finish.
Newburgh skiff crew out of puff limp in a very credible second.
The results:- Mens Open 1) Crail 2) Newburgh 3) Anstruther Womens Open 1) Anstruther 2) Crail 3) Pittenweem Mens 40+ 1) Crail 2) Newburgh (Last) Womens 40+ 1) Port Seton 2) Crail 3) Anstruther Mixed Open 1) Anstruther 2) Port Seton 3) Pittenweem Out of these, the champions of the day were Crail, rowing their Scarlet Partan.