Registration on the day commences at the Achray House Hotel, St Fillans, at 10:45, followed by a safety briefing, after which transport is provided for participants to the starting point on Loch Earn west shore (Lochearnhead side). A staggered starting time applies, launching ladies’ teams at 12:30, mixed teams at 12:45 and men’s teams at 13:00.
The race covers 7 miles along the length of Loch Earn, culminating at the Achray House Hotel jetty. The first boats are expected at the finish line from 15:30, with the prize-giving ceremony at 17:00 at the Achray House Hotel.
The race entails four rowers per boat, with two rowing at a time. Crieff Round Table, the beneficiary of proceeds, is in charge of race bookings, at £80.00 per boat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your participation, nominating a team captain to serve as contact point and recipient of relevant documents. A limited number of boats are available, so get your entries in a.s.a.p. Each team is requested to secure sponsorship, however small, to boost the Crieff Round Table charitable effort for the event.
Trophies and associated prizes, donated by local businesses, will apply to the following four categories:
- Overall winning boat
- Veteran’s category (combined age of crew must be at least 220 years!)
- All-ladies crew
- Mixed crew
In addition, a prize for the best-dressed crew (mindful of crew spirit as much as thematic dressing), and various other fun prizes will be handed out.
The 2018 Great Loch Earn Boat Race is your chance to do healthy activities, supporting charity, socialise, and maybe even win a prize, all on the same day!