Next AGM

urther Covid restrictions announced by the Scottish Government on 10 September almost certainly prevent an AGM being held in October as was hoped but it will take place as soon as possible.

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Getting back on the water

The Club aims to get back on the water 3/4 October, probably at Tervine. It would be great if we could have two rowing bubbles using both skiffs. Further details and guidelines will be sent to all members shortly.

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New management board coming soon

The Club’s SCIO Constitution requires all interim trustees to stand down at the next AGM though they are eligible to seek re-election. A new management board will be elected at this AGM which could take place as soon as October at the Kilchrenan Village Hall provided Covid-19 restrictions allow.

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Gordon Leveratt standing down as Chair

As the current Chair, Gordon Leveratt is standing down on 29 September, the Interim Board of Trustees agreed that Chris Cowley (the current Vice – Chair) would take over for the time being. His role as Treasurer will pass to Alan Ross and Ed Docherty will take up the new…

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Rowing again in the time of Covid-19

The Scottish Government and SportScotland recently decided that coastal rowing could begin again from 24 August provided appropriate Covid-19 guidelines are closely followed. The Club’s management board/committee has now issued a revised Risk Assessment incorporating essential anti Covid-19 actions and procedures.

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Support for new club base

We are pleased that we now have Parliamentary support for our quest for a base of our own – see letter below from Brendan O’Hara, Argyll and Bute MP. We also have the written support of Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands MSP.

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Club achieves charitable status

We are delighted to announce that the Club achieved Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status on 30th June 2020. The Club’s Charity No is SC050249. Many thanks to Andrew Rendle for his help with this.

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Launch of New Skiff Cruachan

On 29 August 2019, LACRC’s second skiff “Cruachan” was finally launched at Tervine after a three month wait for the bare wood boat to be built at the TallShip, Riverside, Glasgow, followed by 3 weeks intensive work to finish her in time for the C2C. The launch of “Cruachan” marks…

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Loch Awe Swim 2019

On 31 August 2019, during a small window of opportunity in deteriorating weather, 20 “worthies” from throughout Argyll swam the 1000 metres across Loch Awe between the Taychreggan and the Portsonachan Hotels; indeed, most swam both ways. This was the first such swim since 7 locals did it in 2004…

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Loch Awe Adventure regatta 2019

Despite Loch Awe’s splendour no regatta had ever been held there before and so in a bid to get the Loch, the Club and Argyll “on the map” it was decided to hold an inaugural St Ayles skiff regatta 26-28 April 2019. After three months of sending out invitations we…

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