Tag Archives: coastal rowing

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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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 – 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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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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