Ist Coigach Coastal Rowing Regatta May 21st 2011.
Coastal rowing offspring from various of the attending communities get together on the wee pier at Old Dornie, Achiltibuie while their parents do battle against the wind on the rather less sheltered outer harbour. Did the wet weather put them or their parents off? Not a bit! Enough venison burgers, spiney lobster curry, cakes and ale to keep the blood sugar and spirits up!
Here’s a flavour of the racing from Chris Perkins:
The Porty boys and girls almost swept the boards with their lovely, honed, long-and-slow oarsmanship, winning all three long races, Mens, Women and Mixed, plus all the shorter ‘sprints’ except the ones that ‘Coigach Lass’ took, the Men’s open, Men’s over 40 and the Mixed over 55.
‘Fraid we didn’t think to record seconds and thirds (that’s an ommission we will put right next year, sorry!) but you other crews all know what you did and must be rightly proud of a fantastic effort in challenging conditions! And just look at your lovely boats in a row! (pic from SCRA site)
Sorry, too, about all the broken tents…and I know it’s no consolation to assure you that we had two weeks of near Caribbean weather not long ago but Lah-Di-Dah, this is Britain and there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong trousers.
Thanks to one and all who made the long journey North. It was a real pleasure to meet and race, eat and drink and dance with you! See you all next year!
For many more great pics from Peter Haring go to