Rowing group to launch

THIS week sees the inaugural meeting of a new group aiming to interest people in the sport of coastal rowing.

The Carrick Coastal Rowing Club will meet for the first time on Monday, March 19 at Maidens Bowling Club.

The setting up of the group follows the building of a skiff by pupils at Carrick Academy which is due to be launched at 1pm on May 20 at Maidens Harbour.

Pupils at Girvan Academy are now planning to build a skiff and will eventually have their own club, but people in Girvan are encouraged to join this club first. The club are hoping to have an annual race from Croy past Maidens Castle to make a grand spectacle for visitors.

The meeting starts at 7pm. For further information contact Henry Anderson on 01655 770242.