North East Regatta 2004
17th & 18th
2004 regatta was held exactly a month earlier than the 2003 event and
entries were down as a result. We were pleased to see ASRA and George
Heriots enter large junior squads on Saturday. Especially as school term
had still to restart following the Easter holidays.
Thanks go to the
following SARA officials; Neil McFarlane (senior umpire),
Lydia Coffey, Neil Allan, Ron
Wallace, Kevin Denniss, Fiona Insch, Ian Duncan, Gill Laing, Sandy Walker,
Angus Campbell, Bryan Steel, Terry McNeill, Robert Robertson, Catriona
Norris. Trainee umpires
Pamela Stevenson and Carol Wallace also helped.
Water conditions were
unpleasant at times on Saturday with a strong tailwind and brisk stream.
This resulted in us having to trim the handicaps in the veteran races as the
course had been effectively shortened. Blustery showers completed the
picture. On Sunday, rowing conditions were better with calmer water but
spectating conditions were worse with a chilly wind and more constant rain.
The Fugawi award for
poor navigation was shared this year between two teams.