The first of two ‘Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion’ St Ayles Skiffs was launched on the evening of the 3 September at Baltic Wharf, Bristol. The boat is named after Edward Colston, ship owner in the 17th century. A prayer was said by the vicar of St Mary Redcliffe Cathedral and the boat christened with water from a Bristol Blue Carafe. A group of young girls rowed the boat up the docks to the delight of the assembled well wishers. The boat is the culmination of a years work by members of All-Aboard Watersports / Rocking the Boat charity.