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Crabbers stick their oars in for major success

In the foreground is the Crail Ladies' Open team competing in the North Berwick Regatta. They are left to right - Catherine Fraser, Jude Fry, Heather Rickman, Sarah Mills and Sonja Heinrich.

In the foreground is the Crail Ladies' Open team competing in the North Berwick Regatta. They are left to right - Catherine Fraser, Jude Fry, Heather Rickman, Sarah Mills and Sonja Heinrich.

Members of the fledgling Crail Rowing Club are celebrating several major successes in their first year of competition and are now facing the challenges of next season with confidence.

Formed less than two years ago, andafter a successful fund-raising campaign, theconstruction of the St Ayles skiff began and Crail Partan was eventually launched from the harbour beach in May.

A member of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association, the Crail Crabbers Club has more than 20 rowing members and successfully completed its first season attending various SCRA regattas, putting in worthy performances against some very experienced opposition.

Spokesman David Fraser said the Crabbers wwere looking forward to the exciting challenge of the inaugural St Ayles Skiff World Championships, being held in Ullapool in July.

Mr Fraser added: ”During the winter, the Crail Crabbers are keeping in shape with gym training and the occasional row, weather permitting.

“The Crail Partan skiff will also undergo some well-deserved maintenance after her successful summer debut.”

Membership is open to residents of Crail and its surroundings, and details are available from David Jerdan, Crail Rowing Club conveno,r by email at david@thejerdangallery.com or telephone 01333 450797.

 
 
 

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