We previously sought expressions of interest in the Castle to Crane rowing trip part of the Clyde Built Festival, Glasgow 23rd & 24th September, the response was strong...
For the race on the Saturday we are limited in numbers to a total of 24 people. We have put together an outline plan for a trip that involves spending 4-5 days rowing in Scotland and also to give others an opportunity to row outside of the race event if there is interest. The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday rows are optional...
The proposed schedule is outlined below:
boats arrive into Dumbarton late Friday evening and unloaded at the Sandpoint Marina, launch site for Saturday morning for Castle to Crane race
transport from Glasgow to Dumbarton is by a train link from Glasgow Central to Dalreoch Station which is less than 1 mile to Sandpoint Marina Dumbarton
Saturday 23rd :
13 mile Castle to Crane race on the Clyde starting at Dumbarton Castle and finishing at the at the big crane (at Kelvin Harbour Slipway) beside Riverside Glasgow Museum (this is the festival site)
Clydebuilt Ceilidh after party etc at the Riverside Museum
additional rowing on the Clyde depending on interest..
possibility to participate in Glasgow Cup skiff racing tbc
rowing on the Clyde around Glasgow and back to Dumbarton if there is interest... Castle/Sandpoint Marina for loading onto trailers
Monday 25th :
dept by car and train from Glasgow/Dunbarton to Largs (1 hr train journey)
Largs is a seaside fishing town and the launch point for Monday's row
row out to and around Great Cumbrae, Isle of Bute and explore surrounding Lochs
Stay on Great Cumbrae B&B £28stg
row around Lochs exploring Isle of Bute and possibly Isle or Arran
return to Great Cumbrae for B&B
can be extended/expanded
morning row from Great Cumbrae back to Largs to load boats approx 2 km
cars will depart mid morning for ferry
In order to secure your place on this trip the organisers are requesting that you make a payment of €120. This money covers entry into the race and for Saturday and Sunday events and includes ferry and all other travel costs for boats and drivers. The €120 does not include accommodation on any of the nights cost of flights etc. Accommodation options are to be confirmed by the event organisers hopefully there will be camping/homestay options tbc... The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday rows are optional.
The first 24 people (20 plus 4 towers) to make the payment of €120 will secure their place in the Castle to Crane race. Payment should be made via the club bank account:
BANK OF IRELAND: NSC: 902768.
IBAN: IE53 BOFI 9027 6840483334
When making payment include your name followed by CastleCrane to indicate that payment is in respect of the Castle to Crane event...
Places in the event will be filled on a first come, first served basis but all payments must be made by July 15th. Once you have made the payment please email Antoinette O Brien Club Treasurer to confirm you have done so at email@example.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org
We will maintain a list as the payments and emails come in so that people know how many have signed up as it fills!
If the event is over subscribed people will have the opportunity to row the race course in the opposite direction on Sunday as well as other rowing on Saturday on the Clyde, also the cost per head cost of €120 would reduce in this scenario.
Jim, Clare and Paul
In reply to this post by PaulG
Sub paid. I am not interested in the race itself but am looking forward to the 'explrowation'.
Haw about Sanda or Ailsa Craig instead of Largs?
On 5 July 2017 at 10:39, PaulG [via Naomhoga Chorcai Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:
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Hi Jack et al,
absolutely we could change the location and expand the scope for the Monday Tuesday Wednesday rows.
There are time limitations in that the two cars will be getting the ferry on the Wednesday - if alternative towing vehicles to bring the currachs home were available the trip could be extended further.
In terms of a location to base rows from you need to ensure accessibility from Glasgow, Largs was initially chosen as it has a direct train link for those flying..
Sanda and Ailsa Craig would be nice to visit if you can square the above circles and get a suitable launch/recovery base for such. Also we need to ensure we have a good base/plan to get rowing in all weather.
The current plan is a draft that we can definitely develop further...
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