Great news from New Zealand is that their first St Ayles Skiff Wee Tawera is ready to launch in time for spring and summer. In further good news a New Zealand Coastal Rowing Association has now been formed to promote the building and use of St Ayles skiffs in the country. Keep checking out the website for the New Zealand Coastal Rowing Association, as it continues to develop. There are currently 11 kits in New Zealand, which are supplied by the Australian Agent for Jordan Boats, Robert Aycliffe of Straydog Boatworks. In one of the photos below you will see the second skiff fully planked (and a lot of other interesting stuff!)
Wee Tawera will be on display at the cloud on Queens Wharf overLabor Weekend (25 to 27 October 2013) as part of the tall ships visit so if you are in Auckland do drop by to say hello and find out more.
From Scotland we wish the New Zealanders all the best as they set off on a journey which has brought so many of us new friends and has brought our communities together.