One hundred skiffs have now been launched in the UK. The 100th to take to the water has its home at Whitburn, a village just to the North of the City of Sunderland. Whitburn is fishing village with a long history of rowing cobles.
An official naming ceremony is to be held later at Whitburn, but she has had her sea trials at Boulmer. She is to be called Latimer Ledja ( a norse word meaning fast boat) . Ledja will be used by the staff of Latimer’s Seafood and local volunteers. Details of the formal launch, to which all skiffies will be invited, will follow.
Amble CRC have been helping with the sea trials, and it is hoped that Ledja will be able to attend Amble’s regatta on 31 May. Best of luck to Latimer Ledja, and to her crews, and congratulations to her lead builders Jeff and Ray (above).