Iona Regatta 29 July 2017- Call for entries


Entries are invited from members of the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association for the Iona Regatta on 29 July 2017.  Realistically, to be in time for the races, visiting St Ayles Skiffs will need to get to Iona by the evening of Friday 28th when there will be the possibility of impromptu sprint races and short tours.


Because of the strong tidal streams in the Sound of Iona it won’t be possible to lay out a long
starting line of boats, so the plan is for a series of timed pursuit races around the buoys which
should be exciting. Details of race categories for men, women and  mixed are still to be determined.
On the Saturday evening there will be a bbq with local produce and a ceilidh in the village hall
A social “picnic” row is planned for Sunday 30th for any boats able to stay on. (Possibly round
the island or across to Tinkers Hole / Balfours Bay depending on the weather.)

As accommodation on Iona is usually fully booked months in advance in summer, camping is
likely to be the best option for visiting crews.   For practical reasons, the number of visiting skiffs will need to be limited, so if your club is interested in coming along, please let Iona know asap. TIBA will also do their best to find places in skiffs for any boatless rowers who can make it along. A formal Notice of Race will be issued in due course. In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to express interest in participating, please contact Alison Johnston:  alison_johnston_iona”at”yahoo.com

The Iona Boat Association Facebook Page.

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