Eastern Amateur Coastal Rowing Club will launch their second skiff off Portobello beach on Monday 7 May at 6:30pm, thanks to funding from National Lottery Awards for All.
Six women will name and launch the new boat – named SPRITE – and take her out on her maiden voyage. All the women are members of the club and compete regularly in this fast-growing and hugely popular Scottish sport. Their ages span six decades: teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Few other sports are so inclusive.
EACRC are named after the original Eastern Amateur Rowing club that was based in Portobello from the 1890s to the 1970s. SPRITE was the name of one of the original club’s boats, linking the past with today.