Blyth Community Rowing Club

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Blyth Community Rowing Club was formed in 2014 as part of a town-wide initiative to bring rowing back to Blyth after an absence of over 50 years. Members of the community built their first St. Ayles skiff in a vacant shop unit in the Keel Row Shopping Centre. As part of the Blyth Maritime Festival 'Crofton' was paraded down the town’s high street alongside a full marching band and floats before being launched for her maiden voyage.

After the success of 'Crofton' BCRC built another skiff in conjunction with Blyth Academy and 'Bebside' was launched in the summer of 2016. All this was made possible with funding from Olympic Legacy money, the support of Blyth Town Council, Blyth Town Team, Royal Northumberland Yacht club, British Rowing, the Port of Blyth and the local community of Blyth.