Monster the Loch 2023 – smashed it!

We are so proud of our team. Hamish, Jacqueline, John, Becki, Elaine and Athena have been training for months to be fit enough to take part in Monster the Loch on Saturday 23rd September 2023. They travelled up to Loch Ness with Breagha on Friday, supported by Allison and Joselyn, and brought back medals and T shirts on Sunday after completing the 21 mile event. Fantastic work!!!!

We’re boatbuilding again!

When the sign’s out we’re in! We have started to build our new racing skiff. We have new builders and those who were with us for building Breagha, it is great to be back! Thanks to Shaun we have our loaned space to build in, and thanks to everyone who offers their support so generously we have loaned G clamps, and tools. We try to build at least one day a week. Watch Facebook for updates, or email us at to find out more.

Beach Cleans Isle of Whithorn August 2023

Boatshed 2023

In May 2023 we applied again for planning permission to construct a community boatshed on land donated to us by Tonderghie Holdings, at the rear of Harbour Row, Isle of Whithorn DG8 8LL. Our planning application can be found under reference number 23/1079/FUL. We have funding in place from Sportscotland Facilities Fund, and Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund, and are incredibly grateful for that support. However, with the massive increase in construction costs in the last 24 months, we know we have another £300,000 to secure in funding before we can begin building. We shall be launching an appeal for funds shortly. Watch this space.

Open Rows August 2023

3 mins to help us!

Three minutes of your time would be so helpful to us. Please click Survey Monkey link to answer 10 questions. Thank-you! Due to close mid April 2023.

Beach Cleans at the Isle of Whithorn

We welcome everyone to join us for beach cleans and litter picks. Give an hour of your time to keeping our landscape beautiful xx

April 2023 Rowing Opportunities

Come along to row with us this month! Contact us on so we know to expect you!

Celebrate New Year 2023 & banish the January blues

Bakers, chefs, bring a sharing plate. South Machars Community Centre provides a cosy space for us all to get together, celebrate the best of 2022, and look forward to a terrific 2023 as a club and community. Come along! Everyone welcome! Any donations will contribute to club funds xx

Rowing into Winter! Row with us this October

Join us this month…it’s a great time to start coastal rowing.