Another Skiff on the Tay – Wormit’s Second Launch


Wormit Boating Club on the Tay launched their second St. Ayles Skiff last Sunday 22nd March.

‘The Flying Boat’ joins her sister skiff ‘Catalina’, launched last September, both named for the Norwegian Flying Boats, operated by theRoyal  Norwegian Air Force which were once stationed in nearby Woodhaven, during World War II.

Wormit 2nd launch

Wormit Launch

Wormit’s second skiff build was funded by local man Ralph Webster, whose Uncle served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was a member of the Flying Boat crew, in Catalina Flying Boat number AJ-55.

Skiffs from nearby St. Ayles (Anstruther), St. Andrews, Newburgh and Broughty Ferry turned out to welcome ‘The Flying Boat’ and a fine day of friendly (semi-serious) racing was enjoyed by all against a backdrop of the Tay Bridges.

The flying Boat

 Well done Wormit!

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