Dates for your diary

Posted: August 7, 2012 in Other

Sunday 12th August – Anstruther Regatta

Saturday 25th August –  Dunbar

Saturday 1st September – North Berwick

Now we’re rowing!

Posted: August 7, 2012 in Other

Over the last few weeks “The Crabbers” have begun to take part in local regattas.

Although their first outing at the Portobello Regatta on the 28th July was, to quote David Jerdan “a steep learning curve” our rowers did really well at the Lifeboat Gala Day on Sunday 5th August in a three club competition between Anstruther, Pittenweem and ourselves.

Well done Team Crail – a great afternoon and a worthy haul of a bronze, 2 silvers and a gold.

The detailed results were:

MENS         1st Anstruther 8.10     2nd Crail 9.13               3rd P’weem  10.01         (David J, David F, Mac, Mike, Nick.c.)
WOMENS  1st Anstruther 8.57     2nd Crail 9.56                3rd P’weem 11.52   (Sam, Jude, Heather, Sarah, Catherine.c.)
Mixed 1     1st Anstruther 9.53     2nd P’weem 10.05          3rd Crail 10.20  (Jude, Catherine, Mac, Nick, Glenn.c.)
Mixed 2     1st Crail 9.27              2nd Anstruther 9.44       3rd P’weem 11.40        (Sarah, Heather, Ben, Ian, Sam.c.)

Total times were

Gold: Anstruther   36mins 44sec
Silver:    Crail           38mins 16sec
Bronze:  Pittenweem  43mins 38sec

Some photos from the two meets…..

She’s finished!!!

Posted: May 30, 2012 in Other

Under a blazing sun, Saturday 26th May saw the official launch and naming ceremony of “The Crabbers” boat.  It’s been a brilliant achievement and big thanks must go to the core team of builders – Stuart McKay, Ian Mills, Ben Grieve, Glen Rickman, Bernie MacConnell and David Jerdan.

Here in pictures is the story of the build:

Almost there!

Posted: May 11, 2012 in Other

The boat is looking really great as you can see from the photo.

Outside painting is now complete.

We are meeting at 9am on Sunday 13th to continue with the final push. All welcome and bacon sarnies are on offer as an incentive!

Our first competitive outing will be the Anstruther muster on Monday 4th June. More rowers/volunteers still needed!

Progress Rport

Posted: April 26, 2012 in Other

Thanks to a super stint from Stewart Mackay and his boys, the intricate final bits of joinery work have been completed. The regular workers have been hard at it, and the boat has been painted inside, was turned over last night and the outside will be finished within the next 2 weeks. We intend to have some discrete trials before the official launch. A date for that will be announced soon when it will be officially named ‘Crail Partan.’
Fundraising has gone well and we have now paid for all the materials except for the last few pots of paint and still have £300 in the kitty! Further donations are always welcome as we will have some ancillary items to pay for. In this connection we are taking a stall at the harbour as part of Crail Food Festival on Sunday 17th June. Please let me know if you are available to help on that day.

Now that work is almost complete, we also need to look at our competitive programme.

We are entered for Anstruther Regatta on Monday 4th June (public holiday) and Portsoy on 23/24th June.
We are also looking at either Dunbar on Saturday 25th August or North Berwick on 1st/2nd September.
Looking further ahead the World Skiff Championships will be in Ullapool from 8 – 14 July 2013.Most musters have various age group competitions for male/female and mixed competition over varying distances.
The emphasis is on having fun and we will be organising practice sessions at Anstruther. We are also looking for a couple of ‘lightweight’ people to get some training on coxing the skiff!

The boat has a name!

Posted: March 28, 2012 in Other

First. the coffee morning held on the 17th March raised the brilliant amount of £272.35.  Thanks to everyone who helped out or attended.

The boat was on display outside the Legion Hall and many people entered the competition to name the boat.


The winner is “Crail Partan” and the successful winner will have the honour of performing the naming ceremony when the boat is finished.  The names of those submitting the suggested boat names were kept secret from the judging panel to avoid favouritism but David Jerdan is “marginally embarrassed” that it was his own nomination that was eventually declared the winner.

Anyway, “Crail Partan” is now nearing completion and should be on the water shortly – just one more push to get us to bring the build stage of our project to conclusion.

Just a reminder to finish… please let Peter have your 2012 subscription if you haven’t done so yet.

It now looks like a boat!

Posted: February 15, 2012 in Other

The skiff is really beginning to take shape now.