The communities of Fairlie, West Kilbride, Largs, Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay, along the East Shore of the Firth of Clyde, are getting involved with Scottish Coastal Rowing.
A group has been formed, calling itself the Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club, made up of members of all these communities who are now busy building their first St Ayles skiff at Fairlie Boat Builders, unit 1b, Fairlie Quay Marina KA29 0AS. The volunteers are working under the expert encouragement of professional boat builders SimonCormack and Martin Hughes of Fairlie Boat Builders. Martin and Simon are building the hull of a Wemyss Skiff (to be fitted out by one of the Forth Club , more news on this at some point) alongside the St Ayles.
You can follow the St Ayles build through the Club’s Facebook page or through their website www.firthofclydecoastalrowingclub.org .The plan is to keep the ball rolling until at least four St Ayles skiffs have been built to serve all these communities. The builders hope to have a skiff ready to attend the St Ayles World Championships in July.
If you would like to join in, and you will be made very welcome, contact the group by e mail:
info ‘at’ firthofclydecoastalrowingclub.org
or call Martin or Simon on 01475 560025