Port Seton Regatta April 6th 2024

Port Seton Coastal Rowing Club hosted another excellent day of races, catering and weather. 

Getting the boat ready, team effort!!

The day started with the traditional Port Seton vs Cockenzie race. This showcased the short sharp course – two skiffs lined up in opposite directions in the hammerhead between the inner and the outer harbour, a 360* buoy turn, skiffs pass each other, followed by a second 360* buoy turn, timings were taken for each pair racing.. All this in well under 3 minutes. Each race had four or five heats, followed by the final. 

The race starting positions, crews go in opposite directions into the twin harbours

The NB mixed open team came first by a hare’s whisker and received beautifully handcrafted medals. The novice, mixed decades and 240 crews gave it their best and rowed hard for their well earned positions. Third for a novice crew that have hardly rowed and never all together, very commendable.

Ann, Amanda, Saartje, Robert & Ross receive their medals

The weather forecast was spot on with the wind picking up steadily by lunch time and peaking to the extent that the remaining three races were cancelled. This was a hard call for the organisers as some rowers did not manage to get on the water. Despite the shortened day the atmosphere throughout the event and at the prize giving was as cheery as ever. Great to have clubs supporting each other in the Andy boat too, to make up numbers. With  Portobello, Eastern, Troon, Broughty Ferry, Newhaven,  Eskmuthe and Dunbar all there, so plenty of chats and catching up after a long winter.

Good performance by the novice crew

Many thanks to Port Seton Rowing Club for hosting. 

The Crews

Mxd OpenAnnAmandaSaartjeRobertRoss
Mxd NoviceJaqEleanorKathJeremyRichard J
Mxd DecadesJoLizzieAnnRichard BJohnny
Mxd 240LizzieSheenaLynnDave HPhil
W 45+Richard BClaire SJudeAnnJaq
W OpenAnnLizzieAmandaJoSaartje
M OpenClaire SSimonRossRobertDuncan