A Snapshot of Portsoy 2015Posted: July 6, 2015
The Club’s results at Portsoy Regatta were as mixed as the weather. There were penalties, gold medals, and at least one tent collapsed under Saturday’s deluge. We may have been wet, we may have been cold, we may even have been a teeny, tiny bit disappointed by some of the results, but guys, it was worth it for what surely must be the skiffie shot of the season.
There was an excellent snapshot of the Club in the Mixed Decade team of Tom, Jan, Anne and William. There were highs and lows. A big learning curve.
Brilliant sunshine and pouring rain. Brilliant row from the young men rowing Cul Mor in the Open Men, sadly lost due to a 40 second penalty for being over the start line. Great row by the older men in a borrowed boat which actually won the Open Men. Excellent rows from the other crews despite big waves! Ice cream and fish and chips up to the usual high standard.Topher Dawson
A mixed day. Good – our over 40 men getting a medal in a borrowed boat. Got dizzy doing 360 degree turns at the umpires behest! Not so much a learning curve, more a vertical challenge. Everyone rowed their socks off. Congrats to you all.Ron Smith, cox.
Despite lots of lousy rain and standing around, everyone gave their all rowing and coxing their hearts out, making a long days racing worthwhile whilst showing promising signs of improving form for our own regatta next weekend.Erica Alexander