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News

Welcome to the KRC News page.

This is where you find our latest news plus link pages on lots of useful information…………..So worth checking on a regular basis.

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Work Parties and Projects

Pontoon Refurbishment

The project to refurbish the clubs pontoon, replace the existing walkway with a new one and finish building the plinth for the walkway to be supported on will weather permitting be completed by the end of June. We are delighted to announce that we have gratefully received donations of £1,500, £1,250 and £750 towards the project costs! However we are still short of the total costs so we are continuing to look for donations. If you would like to buy a plank on the refurbished pontoon at a cost of £15 per plank please let me know.
Obviously the perfect present for a loved one! So far we have had promises on 28 boards but more need to be sold.
All purchases will be very gratefully received.

Ian and Jo McClelland made a superb start to the tidying of the area around the clubhouse with fantastic results……plus work continued on Friday 9th June with the arrival of materials, mixing concrete and tidying the grass and weed area around the clubhouse. A big thank you to those that came along to help:

Ian, Chris, Bob, Anita, Ken, Sue, Sunil, Kay and Alexa.

The next instalment of the project is on Monday 19th June 1pm when the boards for the pontoon arrive and will be taken down by water from Jubilee Park to our club pontoon.  This pontoon refurbishment project will benefit all members, it will make our club pontoon  access safe and will make the clubhouse area more useable for future events.

I look forward to hearing from you either to buy a plank or help with the continued cleanup.

Thanks in advance.

Graham

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KRC Curry & Skittles Evening

Great night at the Ship. A big thanks you to Colin and Heather for donating £2 per meal served. Including monies from killer skittles and the raffle we made over £145. Thanks to the team at the Ship, those who donated prizes and of course everyone who came along.

Watch this space for another skittles evening in November.

Happy Rowing

Graham & Kay

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Flat Owers Challenge

“Flat Owers Challenge”  a timed row from the Higher Ferry up and around the Flat Owers mark (off Galmpton) and back to the Higher Ferry. Sunday 2nd July. 12.30 start.
Anyone fancy a go? If we can get enough members together we could have both Seine Boats involved plus the 2 person boats and can have a draw to see who’s in which team.

BBQ and opening of the clubs refurbished pontoon and walkway.

Are you up for The Flat Owers Challenge?

Call Graham on: 01803 882125

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More Fun Afloat.

Looking out this morning at a very sunny blue sky got me thinking of more fun afloat. Last year we enjoyed a number of trips up river in various craft including rowning boats, ribs and launches to the Ferry Boat Inn at Dittisham for “Rock on the beach”.
Here’s the dates for this years Rock on the Beach events.
Sunday 7th May.
Sunday 4th June.
Sunday 6th August.

The fun tends to start round about 13.00hrs………with food available. We tend to congregate attached to a visitors mooring for a picnic afloat.
So plan ahead……….book a club boat or bring your own………..get a crew together……..pack a picnic………and enjoy the afternoon.

Keep an eye on the Ferry Boat Inn website for updates.
www.ferryboatinndittisham.pub

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Not on our Facebook page?

No, then why not  join the Kingswear Rowing Club Facebook group?

Many of our club members have signed up to our clubs facebook page, but there’s still a number of club members out there who have not signed up yet and its sad to say that you are missing out on all the lastest club news. So sign up without delay!

Click on the Facebook link (F) which can be found in the top right hand corner of this page. If you would like to be part of the group apply. Your request should normally be Ok’d within 48 hrs. Our Facebook page is updated on a regular basis….It’s your chance to catch up on the latest news…..Plus your chance to add your own comments, questions and provide feedback.

If you know anyone who isn’t already in our group and you think they should be please invite them to join.

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Did you know?

A brief history of the Seine Boat

Original by Syd Hook

Traditional River Teign Seine Boats are seventeen feet long and clinker built with English Elm bottoms and larch topsides. They were propelled by oars or sails and were usually named after the owner’s mother or wife.

These boats have been used in the Teign Estuary for hundreds of years working salmon seines. A salmon seine is a net that is two hundred yards long and over half a ton in weight. A seine boat carries the net and a four-man crew and is rowed by two fourteen-foot oars. The boats must be able to carry a ton of shellfish and still float in less than eighteen inches of water. In the past the seine boats were also used in the winter months for catching herring and sprats. The conditions would be hazardous when working over the bar entrance of the River Teign and the seine boat, with its excellent safety record, was ideal.

Boat-builder, Mr Alan Chaney, was a builder of traditional wooden boats who converted to building fibreglass boats. On finding a damaged wooden seine boat built by Hook Brothers, who were builders of dozens of wooden boats, he repaired the damage and brought it back to its original condition. From this seine boat he then made a mould for the fibreglass boats, which have become the Seine Boat Class for racing at various clubs in the area.

So now you know.