Skiffie Worlds 2016 Webpage


 

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We are pleased to tell you that the web page for Skiffie Worlds is now up and running please check out:

www.strangfordlough.org/skiffieworlds

Please let all your club members know, it will be updated regularly so keep dipping in.  Forty Three clubs from eight countries are already confirmed.  We look forward to meeting skiffies from Canada, England, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Australia, USA and Netherlands.   Any others still welcome, but please get in touch with the organisers ASAP.

To enable a race schedule to be published the organisers are still waiting to hear from some clubs as to which categories they will probably contest.  If you have not done so already please let them know. The categories are Women, Men and Mixed in the following:

Under 17  Under 19   Open A   Open B  40+   50+   60+

So there are 21 championship categories all together, but clubs should note that it is each club’s eight highest scoring events only which will count towards the overall championship.  This is a change from last time, when every race counted, meaning those who had travelled a long way with a smaller team were disadvantaged, and clubs might have been making their best rowers row in every category available to them, rather than encouraging their second best rowers to participate.  Now you do not need to aim to win all 21 categories to win the lovely trophy:

We are delighted to say that Stena have provided a 15% discount to all Skiffie World 2016 competitors  on all sailings for this event and details have been mailed to all clubs.  Also note that trailers go free on all Tuesday and Wednesday sailings on Stena which may suit some of the boats travelling across. Stena have confirmed that there is still plenty of availability.  Information on how to book Stenaline ferries, including a code, has been sent to your club.  The discount is available on all Stena Line Irish sea routes.

  1. #1 by CJP on 12 January 2016 - 6:10 pm

    Both P&O and Stena are currently offering 20% discount for bookings made by 27th January, might be worth a punt if people know when they want to go.

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