Archive for June, 2013

Graham and Gavin win again!

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

The 2013 Newburgh Coble Boat Race was won by the Marshall twins Graham and Gavin. Fraser Hart and Alan Brown came second with Thomas Johnston and Barry Roper coming a very close third. Despite the choppy conditions the womens race had more entries than usual, including a brave entry by two women who were visiting for the first time and decided to give it a go. The winners were Leigh Johnston and Gemma Marshall, with (Rev.) Lyn Brady and Claire (‘The Vet’) Poole coming in second. Third place went to Gillian Brennan and Lesley Fraser. The under eighteens race was won by Connor McGoey and Lyall Dow. Second place went to Fraser Ellison and Alex Strachan. Murray Hart and Ben Millar finished third.

Despite the event being organised at short notice there was a good sized crowd there to cheer the competitors on. The Coble Boat race is a unique event that the people of Newburgh are keen to keep going. Any local people willing to help out should visit the ‘contact’ and come forward to join the games committee.

Boat Race - 3pm 08/06/13

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Great weather for this year’s Newburgh Coble Boat Race. The event takes place at the usual venue, the slipway off the old salmon fisheries net drying green. The first heats will start at 3pm. Therre is no entry charge for this event but donations are welcome to help with the various costs that the organising committee uncur.