Sunday, April 1, 2012
St. Ayles Skiff North American Championship
The St. Ayles Skiff North American Championship race will happen July 1, 2012 at the Mystic Seaport WoodenBoat Show.
WoodenBoat’s Boatbuilding And Rowing Challenge (BARC) is sponsoring a Maine State Championship race in Belfast, Maine May 30 @ 10am.
For information on each of these events, visit WoodenBoat's BARC site.
There are currently sixteen St. Ayles Skiffs built or being built in the US:
Mount Desert Island High School, ME
George Stevens Academy, ME
Belfast Alternative High School, ME
Deer Isle Stonington High School, ME
Sumner Memorial High School, ME
Washington Academy, ME
Vinalhaven High School, ME
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, VT (two)
Renbrook School, CT
Chariho Tech School, RI
Moravian Academy, PA
Wind & Oar Boat School Women's Rowing Club, OR
Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, FL (two)
In addition there are twenty-five St Ayles already built in Scotland with twenty-three on the way.
Four boats are under construction in the Netherlands, one in England and I hear the Australians are getting in on the action.
The competition is heating up and you don't want to be left out, so submit your order for a Skiff and get to work!
If you wish to see more photos of these sleek rowing vessels, visit the website for Scottish Coastal Rowing.
For previous DoryMan posts on this topic, please click here.
Jordan Boats, in the UK, is the source for the St Ayles Skiff.
Hewes & Company Marine Division, the North American distributor of St Ayles Skiff kits, can be found on Facebook.