A bright and breezy day saw four skiffs paying a visit to Newburgh for their first St Ayles Skiff Regatta, with a new force apparently appearing inFife.
Cockenzie & Port Seton joined Anstruther, Crail and Pittenweem to travel to the Tay to help Newburgh learn the gentle art of running a skiff Regatta. They are well practiced in running the World Coble Boat Championship, and there is really not a big difference in these events. The only thing missing was the shotgun armed starter/finisher.
With a brisk wind blowing down the river, a fairly long course taking about 20 minutes was rowed, and later shortened for the last two races.
Mens Open 1) Crail 2) Newburgh 3) Anstruther Womens Open 1) Anstruther 2) Crail 3) Pittenweem Mens 40+ 1) Crail 2) Newburgh (Last) Womens 40+ 1) Port Seton 2) Crail 3) Anstruther Mixed Open 1) Anstruther 2) Port Seton 3) Pittenweem
Out of these, the champions of the day were Crail, rowing their Scarlet Partan.
Pictures courtesy Chris Smith – his complete collection for the afternoon can be seen at
Possiby some video (if it is any good!) to be loaded sometime on Sunday.