Back at the start of September, it was the turn of the club to host the final event of a three part sprint series hosted by Scottish Rowing. Loch Ore Sprints Regatta had been a faint idea during a committee meeting some eight or so months prior and bringing the concept to life posed a daunting and challenging task for a group of students! That said, many meetings later, many long phone calls and many many emails, we arrived on the morning of the 9th to a flat and crisp morning down at the Loch.
It was fantastic to have such a wide range of clubs and crews entered including: Aberdeen BC, Castle Semple RC, Clydesdale ARC, Eden BC, Glasgow RC, Loch Lomond RC, Saint Andrew RC and Stirling BC. The short 250 meter racing made for fantastically competitive and skilful racing throughout the day, with athletes often racing in multiple crews with the more unique events also providing fun for all members.
Despite a brief downpour during the afternoon, we remained mostly blessed with flat and windless conditions, providing a fantastic for our competitors to race, even with the occasional outbreaks of sunshine over the loch. Specific race results remain available on twitter and a full results set as well as all the event pictures are available on the regatta page: https://www.ustaboatclub.com/loch-ore-regatta
There are, as ever, far too many people to thank in helping us achieve the successful regatta. Particular mention must go the team at Scottish Rowing, Pete Burgon (St Andrews AU), the team at the Loch and the student committee who worked tirelessly to make the event a success as well as the president, Matt who lead on the project from start to finish.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Loch in 2018!