Crinan Canal challenge for rowing club

Arran coastal rowers negotiate a lock.

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On Friday July 2 Arran Coastal Rowing Club began a two-leg row from Lochranza to Ardrishaig as part of Row Around Scotland, a celebration of 10 years of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association.

Arran was handed the baton, which is making its way around Scotland by skiff, from Troon CRC the week before. Arran then met Isle of Seil CRC in Ardrishaig and joined them as they rowed the Crinan Canal.

The 35km (21.7 mile) trip took the club members five a half hours with a crew change at Ardrishaig. The 14.5 km (nine miles) and 15 locks of the Crinan Canal took the club nine hours.