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Scores and Ranking for Ullapool Regatta 2017


Race scores: 1st scores 15, 2nd scores 14 and so on till 15th and any subsequent places score 1.

Total score comes from the best 8 races and in the case of a tie the 9th score is considered.

Ullapool Regatta 2017 scores and ranking
Group Best 8 Best 9th
Ullapool CRC 119  
North Berwick 112 12
Coigach Community Rowing 112 9
Eastern CRC 110  
Broughty Ferry Boating 99  
Portsoy 96  
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 95  
St Ayles (Anstruther) 93  
Avoch 88  
Crail 80  
Boatie Blest 71  
St Andrews 70  
Strangford 67  
Deveron 63  
Troon 53  
Golspie 46  
Collieston 43  
Queensferry 37  
Wormit 23  
Cromarty 15  
Gourdon 9  
Loch Broom SC 9  
Lochinver 2  

 

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Race times and places for Ullapool Regatta 2017


 

Time 1100 Position
Group 60 MX  
Broughty Ferry Boating 13.15.2 1
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 13.18.7 2
North Berwick 13.42.3 3
St Ayles (Anstruther) 13.42.8 4
Ullapool CRC 13.49.9 5
Crail 14.23.1 6
Queensferry 14.44.1 7
Avoch 15.06.1 8
Collieston 15.18.2 9
Eastern CRC 15.21.7 10
Wormit 15.29.7 11
Troon 15.44.2 12
Portsoy 15.51.2 13

 

 

 

 

Time 1130 Position
Group 50 M  
Ullapool CRC 12.44.1 1
Coigach Community Rowing 12.47.3 2
St Ayles (Anstruther) 13.56.1 3
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 12.59.5 4
Troon 13.05.8 5
North Berwick 13.08.3 6
St Andrews 13.14.6 7
Strangford 13.19.7 8
Golspie 13.32.1 9
Loch Broom SC 13.33.0 10
Portsoy 13.42.4 11
Queensferry 13.49.0 12
Gourdon 13.50.1 13
Broughty Ferry Boating 14.08.3 14
Crail 14.22.1 15
Cromarty 15.08.1 16
Collieston 15.40.3 17

 

 

 

 

Time 1200 Position
Group 50 W  
North Berwick 13.59.36 1
Crail 14.01.58 2
St Ayles (Anstruther) 14.25.17 3
Troon 14.36.57 4
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 14.37.30 5
Eastern CRC 14.50.54 6
Collieston 14.57.49 7
Broughty Ferry Boating 15.06.06 8
Loch Broom SC 15.06.90 9
St Andrews 15.28.53 10
Queensferry 15.35.16 11
Ullapool CRC 15.36.62 12
Portsoy 15.51.58 13
Cromarty 16.01.18 14
Wormit 16.35.93 15

 

 

 

Time 1230 Position
Group U17 B  
Ullapool CRC 6.39.7 1
Eastern CRC 6.44.5 2
Portsoy 6.59.2 3
Deveron 7.38.7 4

 

Time 1300 Position
Group U17 G  
Ullapool CRC 6.16.22 1
Portsoy 6.17.23 2
Avoch 6.22.58 3
Deveron 7.21.61 4

 

Time 1330 Position
Group U19 MX  
Ullapool CRC 6.02.94 1
Avoch 6.15.80 2
Deveron 6.20.32 3
Portsoy 7.03.14 4
Strangford 7.32.34 5

 

Time 1400 Position
Group 60 M  
North Berwick 12.47.55 1
Coigach Community Rowing 13.14.10 2
Ullapool CRC 13.28.52 3
Crail 13.47.40 4
Queensferry 13.55.97 5
Strangford 14.13.58 6
Avoch 14.32.52 7
Troon 14.44.07 8

 

 

 

Time 1430 Position
Group 50 MX  
Coigach Community Rowing 1.57.62 1
Crail 13.09.67 2
Boatie Blest 13.09.90 3
Ullapool CRC 13.15.62 4
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 13.27.48 5
Eastern CRC 13.28.62 6
St Ayles (Anstruther) 13.29.61 7
North Berwick 13.33.36 8
Collieston 13.40.97 9
Portsoy 13.42.80 10
St Andrews 13.52.83 11
Strangford 13.55.26 12
Troon 14.06.66 13
Queensferry 14.09.05 14
Loch Broom SC 14.14.72 15
Avoch 14.19.07 16
Golspie 14.25.31 17
Wormit 14.29.98 18
Broughty Ferry Boating 14.30.54 19
Gourdon 15.11.02 20
Cromarty 15.15.30 21

 

 

 

Time 1500 Position
Group 60 W  
North Berwick 14.29.31 1
Broughty Ferry Boating 14.43.31 2
St Ayles (Anstruther) 15.38.16 3
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 16.55.57 4
Ullapool CRC 17.10.97 5
Avoch 17.17.37 6
Portsoy 17.57.61 7

 

Time 1530 Position
Group U19 B  
Ullapool CRC 06.09.24 1
Portsoy 07.15.39 2
Strangford 07.17.78 3
Deveron 09.35.57 4

 

Time 1600 Position
Group U19 G  
Ullapool CRC 06.55.01 1
Portsoy 07.16.96 2
Strangford 07.43.81 3

 

Ullapool CRC 1630 Position
Group U17MX  
Eastern CRC 06.31.94 1
Ullapool CRC 06.38.40 2
Deveron 08.18.81 3

 

 

 

Time 1200 Position
Group 40 M  
Boatie Blest 12.52.33 1
Coigach Community Rowing 12.58.63 2
Eastern CRC 12.59.26 3
Ullapool CRC 13.09.09 4
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 13.19.54 5
St Ayles (Anstruther) 13.20.67 6
St Andrews 13.21.71 7
Golspie 13.22.88 8
North Berwick 13.25.63 9
Collieston 13.40.18 10
Avoch 13.47.28 11
Strangford 13.47.28 11
Gourdon 13.49.61 13
Broughty Ferry Boating 14.07.06 14
Portsoy 14.28.50 15
Loch Broom SC 14.44.82 16
Cromarty 14.48.93 17
Troon 15.01.57 18

 

 

 

Time 1230 Position
Group 40 W  
North Berwick 14.08.57 1
Eastern CRC 14.10.06 2
Coigach Community Rowing 14.11.30 3
Portsoy 14.22.41 4
Broughty Ferry Boating 14.39.71 5
Boatie Blest 14.45.19 6
Avoch 14.56.90 7
St Ayles (Anstruther) 15.12.26 8
Troon 15.19.12 9
Wormit 15.25.51 10
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 15.25.85 11
St Andrews 15.31.09 12
Golspie 15.37.78 13
Ullapool CRC 15.55.08 14
Lochinver 16.01.92 15
Loch Broom SC 16.02.82 16
Collieston 16.33.97 17
Strangford 16.36.10 18
Gourdon 16.36.91 19
Cromarty 17.47.35 20

 

 

 

Time 1300 Position
Group OA MX  
Coigach Community Rowing 12.31.41 1
Broughty Ferry Boating 12.35.42 2
Eastern CRC 12.36.83 3
North Berwick 12.41.91 4
Ullapool CRC 12.52.24 5
St Ayles (Anstruther) 12.54.37 6
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 12.57.71 7
Avoch 12.59.35 8
Crail 13.19.27 9
St Andrews 13.25.68 10
Portsoy 13.54.09 11
Queensferry 14.07.71 12
Strangford 14.10.32 13
Cromarty 14.14.44 14
Collieston 14.14.87 15
Boatie Blest 14.28.21 16
Deveron 14.38.59 17
Wormit 15.06.01 18

 

 

 

Time 1400 Position
Group 40 MX  
Boatie Blest 12.42.33 1
Eastern CRC 12.56.13 2
Crail 13.11.52 3
North Berwick 13.17.11 4
Avoch 13.27.42 5
Ullapool CRC 13.28.64 6
Coigach Community Rowing 13.30.29 7
St Andrews 13.36.61 8
Collieston 13.38.27 9
Broughty Ferry Boating 13.53.06 10
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 13.56.53 11
Golspie 14.00.57 12
Portsoy 14.08.80 13
Queensferry 14.15.24 14
Gourdon 14.24.86 15
Strangford 14.25.39 16
Cromarty 14.48.93 17
Troon 15.00.16 18
Wormit 15.10.55 19
Lochinver 17.32.91 20

 

 

 

Time 1500 Position
Group O B M  
St Andrews 13.01.84 1
Ullapool CRC 13.06.46 2
North Berwick 13.11.36 3
Eastern CRC 13.24.23 4
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 13.30.13 5
Golspie 13.36.74 6
Broughty Ferry Boating 13.46.59 7
Coigach Community Rowing 13.59.24 8
       
Time 1530 Position  
Group O B W    
Ullapool CRC 14.22.03 1  
North Berwick 14.43.05 2  
Golspie 14.58.66 3  
Eastern CRC 15.18.55 4  
Avoch 15.24.48 5  
Broughty Ferry Boating 15.36.75 6  
St Andrews 15.36.75 6  
Portsoy 16.50.82 8  
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 17.21.45 9  
Cromarty 17.23.44 10  
Wormit 18.31.45 11  

 

 

 

 

Time 1600 Position
Group O A M  
Coigach Community Rowing 12.16.52 1
Ullapool CRC 12.20.08 2
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 12.29.09 3
Broughty Ferry Boating 12.31.44 4
North Berwick 12.33.35 5
Eastern CRC 12.38.26 6
Boatie Blest 12.39.04 7
Avoch 12.44.19 8
St Andrews 13.05.62 9
St Ayles (Anstruther) 13.09.42 10
Collieston 14.03.96 11
Troon 14.42.79 12
Strangford DQ 13

 

 

 

Time 1630 Position
Group O A W  
Eastern CRC 13.35.04 1
Broughty Ferry Boating 13.42.12 2
St Ayles (Anstruther) 14.03.50 3
Coigach Community Rowing 14.05.21 4
Avoch 14.17.29 5
North Berwick 14.25.99 6
Crail 14.43.07 7
Boatie Blest 14.43.44 8
Bunillidh (Helmsdale) 14.46.04 9
Portsoy 15.08.23 10
Ullapool CRC 15.23.73 11
Troon 15.31.54 12
Wormit 15.41.55 13
St Andrews 15.41.77 14
Collieston 15.51.66 15
Strangford 16.15.14 16

 


Ullapool Regatta 2017


This year Ullapool Coastal Rowing Club welcomed clubs from all over Scotland and Strangford from Northern Ireland, 23 in all. As well as longer established clubs we were glad to meet newcomers Gourdon, Lochinver, and Golspie who won the Best New Club award.

 

Six of the clubs fielded youth teams as part of the 6 Youth Regattas this year in Scotland, and we are excited to see this section of the sport growing. Deveron (based in Banff) brought a large team, as did the home side, plus Avoch, Portsoy, Strangford and Eastern. Ullapool won the Youth prize for a series of strong performances and credit goes to them and their coaches.

 

Saturday saw the 60+, 50+ and youth age groups compete, with the day’s fastest time set by North Berwick’s 60+ Men at 12 minutes 47.6 seconds. The day turned a bit wet and gusty towards the end but it did not stop the racing. North Berwick dominated the adult results with wins in the 50+ Women, 60+ Men and 60+ Women. Broughty Ferry took the 60+ Mixed and Coigach the 50+ Mixed, with Ullapool the victors in the 50+ Men.

 

Five hardy teams contested the 250m sprints along the shore, with Boatie Blest winning the plate for the fastest time.

 

Then about 300 rowers descended on the High School for a well earned meal, drinks, and dancing to former pupil Rory Matheson and his band. This cunning plan by UCRC to wear out the opposition with drink and dancing worked splendidly, and the ceilidh was voted a great success.

 

Sunday brought a welcome easing of the wind and dry weather with occasional sunshine, and the street and beach became very busy with locals, rowers and visitors enjoying the day. The loch was also busy, with a cruise liner, helicopters, safety boats, umpire boats, spectator boats, 5 Flying 15’s, 23 skiffs and a couple of drones.

 

Boatie Blest stormed to victory in the 40+ Men and the 40+ Mixed, with Coigach taking the Open A Mixed and the Open A Men by a big margin. Their Open A Men time was 12 minutes 16.5 seconds, the fastest time of the weekend. North Berwick took the 40+ Womens’ race. St Andrews won the Open B Men and Ullapool took the Open B Women. The overall regatta results are on our website and Facebook page, but the first three places went to Ullapool, North Berwick and Coigach.

 

Unfortunately the cruise ship took so long to raise its anchor at its scheduled departure time, that the race timetable which had kept close to time all day, slipped by 10 minutes. As we operate between ferry times this meant that the last race, the Open B Mixed, had to be cancelled. We were disappointed to have to do this but the alternative is ending up in the propellers of the ferry!

 

UCRC thanks all the visiting clubs for their help in umpiring, their effort and enthusiasm, and looks forward to next year.


Race Schedule: Sunday’s events an hour later.


As the ferry is leaving an hour later on Sunday, all the timings on previous versions of the schedule will be an hour later:

Ullapool Regatta 2017 Race timetable version 4

Saturday 8th July

High tide 0735 Low tide 1352 (springs)

 

0900 – 1000 registration at Race tent

1000 Cox’s briefing at Race tent

 

(0930 Ferry arrives, 1030 Ferry departs)

 

1100 60+ Mixed

1130 50+ Men

1200 U17 Boys

1230 U17 Girls

1300 50+ Women

1330 U19 Mixed

1400 60+ Men

1430 50+ Mixed

1500 60+ Women

1530 U19 Boys

1600 U19 Girls

1630 U17 Mixed

1700 Medals on the beach below the Refreshment tent

1800-1900

Sprints along East Shore St, no paperwork needed. Start at the Wee Pier.

 

(1730 Ferry arrives, 1900 Ferry departs)

 

1900 Food at the MacPhail Centre (High School)

2000 Ceilidh at the MacPhail Centre

 

 

Sunday 9th July

High tide 0808 Low tide 1427

 

1000 – 1100 Registration at Race tent

1100 Cox’s briefing at Race tent

 

(1030 Ferry arrives, 1130 Ferry departs)

 

1200 40+ Men

1230 40+ Women

1300 Open A Mixed Race 1

1330 Open A Mixed Race 2

1400 40+ Mixed Race 1

1430 40+ Mixed Race 2

1500 Open B Men

1530 Open B Women

1600 Open A Men

1630 Open A Women

1700 Open B Mixed

1730 Medals on the beach

 

(1730 Ferry arrives, 1830 Ferry departs)

 

 

 

 


Medals!


Here are some of the medals to be won at our regatta. Feast your eyes! All we need is 500m of ribbon and we are done.

Nice medals



 


Ullapool Regatta 2017


Ullapool Coastal Rowing Club – 2017 Regatta

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July

Ullapool Harbour, Lochbroom

Regatta information

UCRC welcomes St Ayles Skiff clubs to our 2017 Regatta.

We are now at 20 boats so please send in your race entries by 17th June so we can plan lanes and heats if necessary.

As you come into the village, the wee pier on your left opposite the filling station is the place to launch your skiff. Space there is tight so we would ask people to get their boats off the trailer as quickly as possible and take the trailer to park in the High School grounds. The High School is about 400m away, turn right off the shore road and carry on 300m till you see the signs on your right.

On Saturday after the 2km races, we will be running informal 250m sprint races along the shore, all welcome and no need to enter, just turn up.

Boats are to be pulled up at the West Shore St beach beyond the big pier, a row of about 400m. Clubs will find marker posts showing where they can make their base at the top of the beach.

There will be a food for sale at 1900 and a ceilidh at 2000 in the MacPhail Centre (part of the High School building) on Saturday night.

The last race on Sunday is scheduled for 1500 with prizes at 1530 so there should be plenty of time for clubs to get home on Sunday night.

We’d be grateful for volunteer boat umpires, beach marshals and first aiders from visiting clubs, emails to topher@dawsonullapool.com.

Race course

Races will be held over a course of 2km on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July, the same course as was used for the World Championship. See the Race Times document.

Start and finish will be from individual marks on a line running out from the beach.  Crews will then race across the loch to their own turning buoy, where they will turn 180 degrees before racing back to the start finish line.  Each boat will be in an unmarked lane between their start mark and their turn mark, and must as far as possible stay in that lane.

Crews approaching their turn must give way to crews coming out of their turn. This is set out in the rules of racing.

Rules of Racing

All racing will be held under the 2013 Edition of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association which should be viewed at http://scottishcoastalrowing.org/files/2013/03/Rules-of-Racing-2013-Edition.pdf

Starting will be by VHF radio so each cox must carry one. Mains sockets for recharging will be available.

The water around the racing will not be closed to other traffic, and when encountering other craft, crews must abide by the International Rules for Prevention of Collision at Sea.  In particular it should be noted that the Stornoway Ferry is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre when arriving and departing the Ferry Pier, which is beside the regatta race course.  Crews must keep clear of the ferry.

Racing is timed to avoid the ferry sailing times.  It is therefore essential that all races start on time, and it is the responsibility of crews to be ready to take position on the start line prior to the advertised start time. Any alteration to the ferry sailings will be reflected and announced in changed race times.

Camping and caravan pitches can be had near the race course at the Broomfield Holiday Park (which does not accept bookings but has always had camping space) or in a more secluded location 4 miles north of Ullapool at Ardmair Holiday Park, which does accept bookings.

We look forward to seeing new clubs for the first time and old friends once more!

 

Topher Dawson on behalf of the UCRC.

 


2016 Regatta times and places


Thanks to all who came to and helped at our regatta, which was great fun. I have put a spreadsheet with the times and places here. Please note there is a page for each age category with tabs at the bottom.

 

 


2016 Regatta 28th and 29th May


Notice of Race:

Ullapool Coastal Rowing Club will be holding our regatta this year at the end of May since the World Championship at Strangford Lough will be held 25th – 30th July, close to our normal time of year.

16 skiffs are so far signed up and we have room for one more, first come first served!

As you come into the village, the wee pier on your left opposite the filling station is the place to launch your skiff. Space there is tight so we would ask people to get their boats off the trailer as quickly as possible and take the trailer to park in the High School grounds. The High School is about 400m away, turn right off the shore road and carry on 300m till you see the signs on your right.

Boats are to be pulled up at the West Shore St beach beyond the big pier, a row of about 400m. Clubs will find marker posts showing where they can make their base at the top of the beach.

There will be a ceilidh in the Village Hall on Saturday night.

Race course

Races will be held over a course of 2km on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May, the same course as was used for the World Championship. See the Race Times document.

Start and finish will be from individual marks on a line running out from the beach.  Crews will then race across the loch to their own turning buoy, where they will turn 180 degrees before racing back to the start finish line.  Each boat will be in an unmarked lane between their start mark and their turn mark, and must as far as possible stay in that lane.

Crews approaching their turn must give way to crews coming out of their turn. This is set out in the rules of racing.

Rules of Racing

All racing will be held under the 2013 Edition of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association which should be viewed at http://scottishcoastalrowing.org/files/2013/03/Rules-of-Racing-2013-Edition.pdf

Starting will be by VHF radio so each cox must carry one. Mains sockets for recharging will be available.

The water around the racing will not be closed to other traffic, and when encountering other craft, crews must abide by the International Rules for Prevention of Collision at Sea.  In particular it should be noted that the Stornoway Ferry is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre when arriving and departing the Ferry Pier, which is beside the regatta race course.  Crews must keep clear of the ferry.

Racing is timed to avoid the ferry sailing times.  It is therefore essential that all races start on time, and it is the responsibility of crews to be ready to take position on the start line prior to the advertised start time. Any alteration to the ferry sailings will be reflected and announced in changed race times.

Camping and caravan pitches can be had near the race course at the Broomfield Holiday Park (which does not accept bookings but has always had camping space) or in a more secluded location 4 miles north of Ullapool at Ardmair Holiday Park, which does accept bookings.

We look forward to seeing new clubs for the first time and old friends once more!

Ullapool Regatta 2016 Race timetable

 

Friday 27th May

1900 sprints along the front, 250m, no entry needed, first come first served.

 Saturday 28th May

Low tide 0608 High tide 1226 (neaps)

0900 – 1000 registration at Race tent

1000 Cox’s briefing at Race tent

(0930 Ferry arrives, 1030 Ferry departs)

1100 60+ Mixed

1130 50+ Men

1200 U17 Boys (+U17 Girls if there are entries)

1230 50+ Women

1300 U19 Mixed

1330 60+ Men

1400 60+ Women

1430 50+ Mixed

1500 U19 Boys (+U19 Girls if entries)

1530 U17 Mixed

1700 Medals on the beach below the Refreshment tent

(1700 Ferry arrives, 1830 Ferry departs)

1900 BBQ at the Village Hall

2000 Ceilidh in the Village Hall

 

Sunday 29th May

Low tide 0708 High tide 1328

0900 – 1000 Registration at Race tent

1000 Cox’s briefing at Race tent

(no morning ferry)

1030 40+ Men

1100 40+ Women

1130 Open A Mixed

1200 40+ Mixed

1230 Open B Men (if there are entries)

1300 Open B Women (if entries)

1330 Open A Men

1400 Open A Women

1430 Open B Mixed (if entries)

1530 Medals on the beach

(later if heats needed)

(1700 Ferry arrives, 1830 Ferry departs)

 

We look forward to seeing you!

Topher Dawson on behalf of the UCRC.

 


In the bleak midwinter…


Ullapool is almost as close to the Arctic Circle as it is to London, giving us long summer days, some of them stretching more than 18 hours between sunrise and sunset.  Conversely, winter days are short, a few less than six and a half hours long.  Today, December 21, is the winter solstice – the shortest day of all.

Later this week the sun will rise a little earlier, set a little later, but there’s still a whole chunk of winter to get through before we can look forward to spring and a whole new season of rowing under blue skies and a warming sun.  Ever the optimist…

In the meantime, we can look back on an eventful and enjoyable 2015.

 

 

 

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Photographs by Michael, Robbie, Lorraine, Jonathan, and Anne Macrae and Alec Jordan.