St Ayles at Beale Park Boat Show


Watercraft Magazine is focussing on Coastal Rowing in the display boats on their stand this year. The St Ayles has been joined by a Cornish Gig displaying Coastal Rowing from opposite ends of the country. It would be good to report how the St Ayles has the edge over the Gig, sadly this cannot be said. Looking at the relative waterline lengths gives one reason for the trouncing the Skiff received on the R Thames, the experience and fitness of the Lyme Regis Rowers compared with the UK-HBBR scratch crew may also have had something to do with it.

 

'Chris O'Kanaird' on the R Thames

The opposition

Much interest has been shown in the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project at the show with some coming along specifically to see the boat.

  1. #1 by robbiew on 6 June 2010 - 4:11 pm

    Perhaps it is because their cox looks so much scarier than ours. The St Ayles crew look like they are enjoying it more. In fact they look like they have enjoyed a bit more of everything over the last few years…..

  2. #2 by tubbylumpfish on 6 June 2010 - 10:26 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with that! I would put the performance down to the gig’s huge spoon oars or Alex producing too much drag by waving at everybody. That and the clearly unfair muscular advantage of her crew. A re-match must be called for.

  3. #3 by robbiew on 7 June 2010 - 7:29 pm

    A numerical advantage in the crew as well, and carrying a sub, clearly pretending to be a photgrapher, who seems to have taken over an oar when the crew started to tire.

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