Eight hours after “Grace” became the first St Ayles skiff to be launched off English shores, “Rosie” became the first St Ayles launched onto the waters of the Pacific Ocean at Portland Oregon.
A group of ten ladies under the guidance of Peter Crim of the Wind and Oar Boat School have built her over the the past 3½ months. There is an intention to build another two over the the winter so that racing can commence in the spring of next year.
More pictures and video of the launch are on the Doryman of blog Michael Bogoger, who was present at the launch – lucky man.
The ladies have made a beautiful job of her, and we will look forward to them being able to come to Scotland to race here.
Thanks to Doryman for the pictures.