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Rowing Hours for 2014 to end of July


After some effort tidying up the calendar entries (adjusting to reflect the revised calendar use notes) the rowing data for 2014 to July has been crunched and totaled some 248 hours of healthy activity so far this year. Since the calendar wasn’t used to record the Regatta Rowing that would be a significant additional figure for July.
Using the rowing categories provided for on the booking calendar (some of which have had to be guessed) the rowing time can be broken down as shown in the tables below.

(Update – the data has now been combined and updated and may be found on the new stats page where it will be maintained for those interested in how much use is made of the skiffs )

January 2014

Category Hours Rowed Planned but canceled
Fun/Social Rowing 3.50 0
Mens Rowing 7.00 1.0
Womens Rowing 5.0 4.25
Total 15.50 5.25

February 2014

Category Hours Rowed Planned but canceled
Fun/Social Rowing 0 3.0
Mens Rowing 4.0 2.0
Womens Rowing 2.0 2.0
Total 6.0 7.0

March 2014

Category Hours Rowed Planned but canceled
Fun/Social Rowing 2.0 5.0
Mens Rowing 10.5 2.5
Mixed Rowing 1.0 0
Womens Rowing 4.0 3.0
Total 17.5 10.5

April 2014

Category Hours Rowed Planned but canceled
Fun/Social Rowing 5.5 1.0
Mens Rowing 4.0 2.0
Mixed Rowing 6.25 0
Womens Rowing 12.0 2.0
Total 27.75 5.0

May 2014

Category Hours Rowed Planned but canceled
Beginners Rowing 5.0 0
Fun/Social Rowing 14.0 4.0
Mens Rowing 5.5 0
Mixed Rowing 5.0 0
Womens Rowing 25.5 2.0
Total 55.0 6.0

June 2014

Category Hours Rowed Planned but canceled
Beginners Rowing 2.0 0
Ullapool High School 2.0 0
Fun/Social Rowing 7.25 3.0
Mens Rowing 8.5 0
Mixed Rowing 9.0 1.0
Womens Rowing 34.0 4.0
Total 62.75 8.0

July 2014

Category Hours Rowed Planned but canceled
Beginners Rowing 1.0 0
Ullapool High School 13.0 0
Fun/Social Rowing 17.5 3.0
Mens Rowing 4.0 0
Mixed Rowing 6.5 0
Womens Rowing 22.0 2.0
Total 64.0 5.0

It would make the number crunching much less work if users could read and  follow the calendar guidelines when booking sessions.


In the absence of Royalty . .. . . ..


Saluting the 'Wylde Swan' on her departure on the small isles cruise.

Cul Mor & Ulla Saluting the ‘Wylde Swan’ on her departure on the small isles cruise.


2014 Lochbroom Skiff Regatta Photographs


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Steven Gourlay is a most excellent Ullapool based photographer who has recently been wowing the locals by showing the village from a new perspective. His aerial shots of Lochbroom and Ullapool give a seagulls eye view of village activities and he was in action at this years Regatta. It is very well worth visiting his facebook page to see some stunning shots of the start line and race action from the air. He has also secured an excellent portfolio of shots from land and sea in not particularly good conditions (the quality of the light on Saturday was exceedingly harsh and difficult) also viewable on facebook. For those interested in the how a couple of shots of the aerial machine and operator.

Steve Gourlay's Aerial Photographic Machine

Steve Gourlay’s Aerial Photographic Machine

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Steve Gourlay virtual flying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve in more conventional action

Steve in more conventional action

The UCRC snaps, such as they are, are on Flickr - if fellow skiffies wish borrow and  post these elsewhere they are welcome to do so but it would be a friendly gesture to observe the normal courtesies.


and whilst we’re mentioning Gigs


The rather sad strips of camping roll that have served as seat cushions have now been replaced by some rather snazzy bespoke cushions from supplier to Cornish gigs, Gigass. The level of service provided has been superb, they took the trouble to research this website to add little touches like ‘Ulla’s’ name in the correct font and to make sure they were in the club colours. such has been the rowers delight in the new level of comfort achieved that a set will be ordered for Cul Mor.

Seats Ulla

Ready to leave Cornwall for Ullapool

 

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Fitted and receiving hard use

 


Avast me Hearties


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Cox’n John D Redlocks and his Motley Crew

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and to show that they are not just pretty faces here is what they were doing seconds before

 


Skiff & Gig World champions clash blades


In an unexpected treat for Ullapool Skiff Regatta goers Falmouth Pilot Gig Club, current World Champions (Mens & Womens), and Coigach Community Rowing Club, current Skiffie World Champions, were seen going head to head in the same race. ‘Energy’, the 1985 launched Pilot Gig enjoyed a leisurely row across Loch Broom steadily increasing her lead over ‘Coigach Lass’. Granted the Pilot Gig has an advantage in waterline length and 50% more oar power as well as quite a few more years in developing technique. A real pleasure seeing the two types of coastal rowing craft on the water together – our grateful thanks to Falmouth for traveling the length of the United Kingdom to give us this treat. (in fairness ‘Energy’ were not formally part of the race but luck of the Skiffies lane draw had resulted in Coigach Lass on the outside lane next to uncontested water where the Gig rowed)

Energy at rest on the beach in Sunny Ullapool

Energy at rest on the beach in Sunny Ullapool

Energy moving out to the start line

Energy moving out to the start line

The Start

The Start

a minute later - already a significant lead.

a minute later – already a significant lead.

After the serious business of the day – racing on the Costa del Broom – the Gig club generously took (very) interested skiffies out for Gig rowing taster sessions.


Regatta programme goes to print


After some last minute notifications of which boats are coming – we still don’t have all responses – we have had to finalise our regatta programme to give the printers a chance. If you want to print it out for yourself then the pdf file  will give a better result – print it on both sides of an A4 sheet and fold into three panels so the skiffs form the back centre panel.

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