SCRA FRESHWATER SPRINTS  

SATURDAY 28 October 2017

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Once again, the SCRA Freshwater Sprints will take place at Loch Tummel Sailing Club  The club made us feel very welcome in 2016.

Racing

Coxes Briefing 9:20 am.  First race 10am.

The course for the sprint races will be from a start line east of the sailing club, to a turning line west of the sailing club, and back to the sailing club finish transit. Total race length will be around 500m. There will be two 350m straight line’ picnic class’ races for single person boats. There will also be two longer St Ayles skiff races of somewhere between 1500m and 3000m, with crews sharing turning buoys.  Exact course for the longer races will be advised on the day.

The St Ayles skiff events will, once again, be raced by regional teams, rather than individual SCRA member clubs. This should allow rowers from more clubs to take part, and ensure that their representatives are present for the AGM later in the day (!) The regional teams will be chosen by the following Regional Captains: Club captains to please contact their regional team captains to advise what members of your club will be able to attend.

South West (Annan to Glasgow, plus England, Northern Ireland Members of SCRA)

Captains:  Fergus Forsyth (Carrick), Cameron Hughes (FoCCR), Adam Graham (Royal West)

North & West (Highlands & Islands - Tighnabruich to North Soutar, including the Hebrides & Orkney)

Captains:  Dawn Hollis (poached) & Sue Fenton (Isle of Seil)

North East  (Cromarty to Broughty Ferry):

Captain: Drew Mann (Avoch), Wendy Clements (Portsoy)

Fife

Captain:   Elsie Johnstone (St Ayles); Babs Elliott (St Ayles), Andy Rendle (St Andrews)

South East (South Queensferry to Sunderland)

Captain:  Stuart Mack (Boatie Blest) with Ali Grant (Rowporty)

Communication will be on VHF. channel advised at coxes briefing.

Umpire’s instructions must be followed at all times. All racing is held under the  SCRA Rules of Racing 2017 Edition.

Categories:

St Ayles skiff Categories will be as follows:

  1. Open Women
  2. Open Men
  3. Open Mixed  (long distance)
  4. Open Second Crews Women
  5. Open Second Crews Men
  6. Open Second Crews Mixed  (long distance)
  7. Intermediate Men
  8. Intermediate Women
  9. Intermediate Mixed
  10. Novice Men,
  11. Novice Women
  12. Men 230+ (Total Age for Four Rowers)
  13. Women 230+ (Total Age for Four Rowers)
  14. Mixed 230+
  15. Under 19 Mixed
  16. Spare Race
  17. Decades Men
  18. Decades Women
  19. Sailing Clubs Challenge Race

NB Definitions of ‘Novice’ and ‘Intermediate’ are set out in the SCRA Rules for Racing.

PIcnic Class Races as follows:

  1. Women
  2. Men

No one racing in a “First Crew” can race in a second crew in that category and distance. In the decades race no two members of the crew can be from the same decade in life.  eg crew could be made up of one rower in their teens, one in their 30s, one in their 40s and one in their 50s.   Reminder about how categories are defined can be found in the SCRA Rules of Racing.

Picnic Class:  Men and Women.  Picnic Class entries must be made before 21st October 2017, please e mail rowrobbie@gmail.com  Read  the  Picnic class rules.  If heats are required for the picnic class, they will be slotted in between St Ayles races in the morning.

TIMETABLE:

time

race

Event

Lane 1

Lane 2

Lane 3

Lane 4

Lane 5

0920

Cox Briefing

1000

1

Mens Open Sprint

SW

SE

NE

Fife

NW

1020

2

Women’s Open Sprint

SE

NE

Fife

NW

SW

1040

3

Men Second Crew Sprint

NE

Fife

NW

SW

SE

1100

4

Women 2nd crew Sprint

Fife

NW

SW

SE

NE

1120

5

210+ Men

NW

SW

SE

NE

Fife

1140

6

210+ Women

NE

NW

Fife

SW

SE

1200

7

U19 Mixed

Fife

SW

NW

SE

NE

1220

8

Spare Race

SW

SE

NE

NW

Fife

1225

P1

PICNIC CLASS MENS FINAL

1245

9

Men Intermediate

SE

NE

Fife

SW

NW

1250

P2

PICNIC CLASS WOMEN’S FINAL

1320

10

Women Intermediate

NE

Fife

SW

NW

SE

1340

11

Men Decades

FIFE

SW

NW

SE

NE

1400

12

Women Decades

SW

NW

SE

NE

Fife

1420

13

Mixed Intermediate

NW

SW

SE

NE

Fife

1440

14

Mixed 230+

SE

NW

NE

Fife

SW

1500

15

Novice Women

NE

Fife

NW

SW

SE

1520

16

Novice Men

Fife

SW

SE

NW

NE

1540

17

LD Mixed Second Crews

SW

SE

NE

Fife

NW

1610

18

Long Dist  Mixed Open

NW

Fife

NE

SE

SW

1640

SC

Sailing Club Challenge Race

VENUE  

We are kindly being hosted by Loch Tummel Sailing Club, located on the south shore of Loch Tummel, Perthshire.

Directions to Loch Tummel SC

Follow A9 take the B8019 exit (Killiecrankie/Kinloch Rannoch) close to where the dual carriageway restarts North of  Pitlochry.  Follow B8019 for approx 10 miles past Queens View to Tummel Bridge (you will see the Loch at times below and to your left).

At Tummel Bridge (there is a caravan park), take a left towards Aberfeldy (South) onto B846.

Approximately 2 miles make a left turn (it's the first 'real road' after leaving Tummel Bridge).

You are now on a narrow road with no official passing places be careful!

Follow this for approx 1.25 miles, you will see the Loch open up ahead and to your left and you can see LTSC mooring (and car park).

Turn left past small stone cottage into the club driveway, there will be a sign on the turning.

[Note, from the south there is a route along a single track road with no passing places that leaves the A9 earlier.  This road is not suitable for towing 22’ boats.]

Car Parking is limited.  Please lift share as much as possible.  Please fill the car parking tightly and as directed by stewards

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Food

The Sailing Club is providing the following all day:

Tea/coffee/soup/bacon rolls/sandwiches/burgers/cakes …

 

Accommodation:

Camping and campervanning is possible at the sailing club - don’t spread out too much please!

Tourist Information Centre at Pitlochry:

www.visitscotland.com/info/services/pitlochry-icentre-p234421

Holiday park - discounts for groups > 5 bookings

www.parkdeanholidays.co.uk/scotland-holidays/tummel-valley/tummel-valley-holiday-park.htm

Airbnb has several places listed nearby.

AGM

The regatta will be followed by the SCRA AGM in Loch Tummel Sailing Club clubhouse. One or two representatives from each club to attend the AGM please. Please do ensure your club sends someone with authority to represent their club, to ensure we are quorate.

Those not attending the AGM to quietly amuse themselves elsewhere on the site while the meeting proceeds please!

This is a good chance to meet with other clubs, and of course every club rep who turns up for the AGM will be able to get a row for their region!  See posts on SCRA website for the agenda of the AGM.

With all those categories, there’s space for lots of rowers of any experience and this is generally a friendly, social gathering.