Next Loch Awe Adventure Regatta 2021

Following the disappointment of having to cancel the 2020 Loch Awe Adventure last April there is the prospect of holding it 23-25 April 2021 again at Dalavich. However, if this proves impossible due to the pandemic then alternative SCRA Event Calendar dates are 24-26 September squeezed between the C2C (11…

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Possible New Site at Dalavich

For some months discussions have ben held with Forest and Land Scotland to have a small compound close to the loch’s foreshore on the the Dalavich FLS Workshop site which may become available in the next 12-16 months to acquire via an asset transfer request. It is hoped that sometime…

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Next AGM

Current Covid restrictions still prevent members from coming together for a long overdue AGM. However, rather than attempt to conduct one by proxy or via Zoom/Skype it is intended to wait until the vaccine rollout makes it possible to meet face to face – hopefully by early next Spring.

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Getting back on the water

The date we hope to resume rowing remain unknown at present and much will depend on the Covisd-19 vaccine rollout. When at last we do get back on the weather it is likely to take place at the Taychreggan Hotel.

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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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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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