Oar thanks for your support say coastal rowers

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The Drift Inn in Lamlash has received an unusual thank you gift from members of the Arran Coastal Rowing Club who presented the owners of the establishment with a memento of their appreciation for their support.

In recognition of the Drift Inn’s continued sponsorship, to enable the development and repairs of oars for the club’s two St Ayles skiffs, club members gathered at the Lamlash bar and bistro to present proprietors Amy Rickard and Euan Henderson with a decorated oar for display in the restaurant.

Club chairwoman Cecilia Paul presented Amy with a framed plaque explaining the significance and development of the experimental oar, which was made by the club’s resident boat building and woodcraft expert Rory Cowan.

The popular and very active club, which recently completed a sponsored row around Arran in one day, is currently enjoying a successful regatta season with members eagerly looking forward to many more challenges, successes and rowing fun over the coming years.

Amy said: ‘We are delighted to receive this gift from the club. It will bring back happy memories of days out on the water and will be an interesting feature displayed on the wall.’

The Arran Coastal Rowing Club was established in 2015. With assistance from the community and members of the club they built two skiffs which they use to regularly compete against other clubs at regattas across Scotland.

Rowing club members with the experimental oar and Amy Rickard at the Drift Inn.

Rowing club chairperson Cecilia Paul presents Amy Rickard of the Drift Inn with a commemorative plaque in recognition of their support. No_B33oar01

Rowing club members with the experimental oar and Amy Rickard at the Drift Inn. No_B33oar02