One of Troon’s fine rowing skiffs, along with its crew, had an unusual date recently – unusual, that is, for a coastal vessel. She and her crew floated out on to the waters of Castle Semple Loch there to greet a new arrival in the coastal rowing world, a skiff lovingly built at Gryffe Academy in Bridge of Weir. The beautiful new boat – a one design, St Ayles Skiff, of course – is an elegant addition to the ever growing Scottish fleet. The loch is well known for water sports and will make an ideal venue for the new young rowers.

Troon’s full blooded coastal rowers are now in full summer regatta mode, recently travelling to South Queensferry to take part in the regatta races around the Forth estuary.

Next we towed one of our skiffs all the way to Ullapool for the Loch Broom Regatta where the famous World Championships were held two years ago. It is a popular event – again we were the sole representatives from our local waters. An official report was posted online at Scottish Coastal Rowing website.

Royal West Regatta was held at Greenock on Saturday 8th August and Prestwick Prom Event on Saturday 15th August – again one of our skiffs attended each event.

Ballantrae Smugglers Event will be held on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19 August.

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