The St Ayles Skiff has been nominated for an award, which will be decided by an online vote. Classic Boat magazine has nominated the design under category 4 “Spirit of Tradition, less than 40 feet” in the Classic Boat Awards 2014.
If you have ever rowed in a St Ayles skiff, especially on a wild day where the traditional hull form has looked after you, riding over the waves, or if you have just admired these lovely boats from or on the beach, or if you have seen how much enjoyment they have given to people in your community, please consider voting by visiting the voting page on the Classic Boat website. It is an international magazine, so votes are welcome from around the world.
Iain Oughtred has drawn a beautiful and sea worthy boat, and Alec Jordan has done a great job of turning it into a kit that communities can build for themselves. These two, plus of course the boats themselves, deserve a bit of recognition. In less than four years, communities have built and launched 70 of these boats, each one a beautiful and valued community asset. Many more are currently in build, and the design has spread rapidly around the world with communities in Mainland Europe, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand having built and launched St Ayles skiffs.
It only takes a moment, so please vote and pass the word on!