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The ‘Lass’ and ‘Lily~Rose’ gear up for the summer season!

April 30, 2014
Back on the water -photo by Anne McGee

Back on the water –    photo by Anne McGee

After a gale  buffeted her off her trailer and split her side due to landing with most of her weight on a thole pin (ouch!) the ‘Lass’ was repaired and is now back in Badentarbat Bay twice a week, weather permitting, and seeing some action in readiness for the summer ahead… ‘Lily~Rose’ too is back in the water, and it’s good to welcome rowers old and new of all ages down to the training/rowing sessions!

Coigach Community Rowing is very grateful to Scottish Sea Farms who own the local Salmon Farm just off the Island of Tanera, (the island is currently up for sale for £1.9million!) the largest of the Summer Isles which nestle in the inshore waters south of our peninsula of Coigach. SSF’s  Heart of the Community fund have kindly given us a grant to purchase new and improved rowing life-jackets, two rowing machines for our open weekly indoor Winter fitness sessions and money toward the expense of getting crews down to London to compete in the 21 mile Thames Great River Race in September this year. We have the ‘Alan Spong Trophy’ to defend, and it looks like our World Champion U18s are going to field a crew on the Thames and chase a trophy themselves!

Coigach Lass winning for Ully Ed MWhat a race on the Thames last year! The ‘Lass’ cruising to a win in her class.

Plans are underway for the big Thames race… but we have our very own Coigach Coastal Rowing Regatta coming up soon on Saturday 17th May, with a long row and picnic for all the attending crews and families on the 18th, so lets concentrate on that for the mo!

Busy beach 2Coigach Coastal Rowing Regatta 2013

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