Building a St Ayles skiff may seem quite a daunting task but it
is a great way to get people involved in a very hands on way
that allows even those with a little knowledge and skill to help
build something very worthwhile.
In an average of 650 man
hours you can turn a flat pack kit into a fully complete rowing
boat. This gives a great sense of acheivement for everyone
involved which can then go on to provide a fantastic resource
for the communioty to get on the water and enjoy rowing.
We kept a time lapse of the build of the Coull D to show the
progress of the build and found this to be a great account of
how it all went.
The club is made up of a diverse group of people of all ages and is
open to both men and women ageing from 16 +. A crew consists of 4 rowers all taking one oar each and the cox
who ensures the correct timing is kept and the safety of all on onboard.
We have regular training sessions for the members, weather and tide
permitting, and welcome interest from local people to come along and
have a go and see how much fun this can be.
The Scottish Fisheries Museum
As part of the Scottish Fisheries Museum we have the benefit of being
able to use the Museum facilities and have built up a great relationship
with the people in the Museum. The first skiff built is our own Chris o
Kanaird designed by Ian Oughtred and commission by the Museum. Find out
more about the project .... more
2016 has been a busy year with the highlight the World Championships
where we successfully returned with Gold - Under 19 & Womens'
Open, Silver - Mixed Open B, Women's 50+, Mixed 60+ and Bronze - Under
19 Mixed, Mens Open B and Men's 50+. Medals were won throughout the
season at various regattas and events attended.