Ferry Maid Joins the Fleet

There are now 40 St Ayles skiffs on the waters around Scotland and NE England.

Queensferry Rowing Club’s second skiff “Ferry Maid” was launched  today. The Club gave their thanks through Secretary Denise Havard “to all of the wonderful talented folk who built the boat, to the members who turned up at a drop of a hat to turn the boat, to raise funds and to support the club, to everyone who helped organise the events of the past few days, the community of Queensferry are very grateful.”

Four skiffs from Anstruther, North Queensferry and Portobello welcomed the new skiff onto the water, along with Queensferry’s first skiff, “Ferry Lass”. The  naming ceremony was performed by one of Queensferry Rowing Club’s founder members Sheena Mackay and the dedication was read by Siobhan Johnson, Club Captain. 

After some demonstration rowing by all the skiffs, and some welcome hot drinks and snacks for the visitors and supporters, the “Lass” and the “Maid” along with one of the North Queensferry skiffs mustered at the Hawes Pier and raised oars in salute for Queensferry’s new Atlantic Class RNLI rescue boat which happened to be dedicated on the same day.

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