Busy week for rowing club members

GCRC rowing taster session on 22.7.15 as part of Girvan Beach Activities.
GCRC rowing taster session on 22.7.15 as part of Girvan Beach Activities.

Girvan Coastal Rowing Club offered rowing taster sessions as part of a free fun Girvan beach event on Wednesday 22nd July.

As well as volleyball and other beach activities, South Carrick Sports Hub invited budding rowers to have a go at coastal rowing in the locally built skiff, Creag Ealasaid.

All of the rowing newcomers enjoyed the chance to take part in this healthy team activity.

Girvan Coastal Rowing Club welcomes new members to try rowing on Tuesday at 6pm and Sundays at 2pm. Meet at the pontoon entrance, Girvan Harbour.

GCRC members also welcomed four intrepid Around UK charity rowers to Girvan on Wednesday 15th July. Rowing to raise funds for The Wessex Cancer Trust and the Marines Charitable Trust, these four hardy rowers arrived in Girvan after a six and a half hour, 29 mile row from Ardrossan. Bad weather prevented their immediate onward journey, so after an overnight stay with Girvan Club members, the team had a weekend of R+R at home in Bournemouth. Their Australian surf boat, Lexi May was tucked up safely at the pontoon in Girvan Harbour.

The guys returned to Girvan on Tuesday 21st July, plotted their difficult onward course to Portpatrick and enjoyed more Girvan hospitality from GCRC members. The crew expressed grateful thanks for support from GCRC and from Girvan Harbourmaster, Roddy Leitch.

Bright and early on Wednesday 22nd July, a team of enthusiastic Girvan women rowers and the cox, Ian McClymont, rowed out of Girvan Harbour with Lexi May to give these brave rowers a cheerful send-off on their 33 mile journey to Portpatrick.

If you want to track their progress, or donate to their charities, log on to http://ukcharityrow2015.co.uk/