Category Archives: rowing

Reviews

We’ve recently been enjoying undertaking a long overdue update to the Reviews page at this blog. As the northern hemisphere days shorten – and more often than not darken – it’s often a time to reflect. This time three years … Continue reading

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Pride of Portree

They said it themselves: “one of the most hare-brained projects Skye has seen for some time.” We would add: beautifully hare-brained. This summer, an intrepid team from the Isle of Skye will raise funds for the RNLI and Young Carers … Continue reading

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Vulcan lifeboats

G.L. Watson’s lifeboat designs feature strongly in Gavin Atkin’s recent in the boatshed blog post on Thames Ironworks Heritage Trust’s ambitious plans to revive the memory of a forgotten Leviathan of British shipbuilding. Many of Watson’s ‘pulling and sailing’ lifeboats … Continue reading

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Scottish Boating

Our friend and blogger, Ewan Kennedy, shares his passion for all things Clyde and West of Scotland nautical – especially the wonderful cult of small boat building, sailing and rowing there, and the people involved in that, past and present … Continue reading

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Coastal Rowing 3

What the sea oar sees – a different take on coastal rowing from  St. Michael’s Rowing Club, Dún Laoghaire. Which reminds us… we hugely enjoyed a 2013 summer’s day at the seaside watching the coastal rowing at Wicklow Regatta; scampi, … Continue reading

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The Weekend Watson – S.S. Hebrides

The world’s first hybrid roll-on-roll-off ferry, Hallaig, built by Ferguson Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow for Caledonian MacBrayne’s Sconser (Skye) / Raasay route, began trials last week on the Firth of Clyde. When launched last December, she was billed as the … Continue reading

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Clyde Classic

Clyde Classic, the first of three very special Scottish and Irish classic yacht regattas this summer, survived a blustery weekend at Rhu on the upper Firth of Clyde – not least because events off the water, at the associated Design … Continue reading

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The Weekend Watson – Charles Henry Ashley

Charles Henry Ashley really is a G.L. Watson for the Weekend – you can sail and row in her… or should it be row and sail… “To a reader today, it may seem strange that men would elect to use … Continue reading

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Justice to the line

If you had wanderlust 1000 years ago, you needed a boat. If you were about to go on a “Viking”, you needed a very stout boat. The major “Vikings!” exhibition which opened this weekend at Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland … Continue reading

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Coastal Rowing

When the citizens of Greenock took umbrage with their up-river neighbours in the 1670s, it is recorded that they rowed there to settle the argument. At that time, as it had been ever since man first ventured afloat, oar power … Continue reading

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