Great Glen Adventures in a Wemyss Skiff


Within the next couple of weeks Carrick Coastal Rowing Club members Richard Deboys and John Ireland are planning to under take a fundraising row in the Great Glen. The are raising funds to help fellow CCRC member Callum Deboys reach his goal of competing for GB at the 2022 Winter Paralympics in the sport of Para Nordic Sit Skiing. Callum lost his leg in a road traffic accident in 2017 and took up coastal rowing as a form of exerciese and has rehabilitation. Please click on this link if you would like to contribute to the fundraising.

Richard and John will be rowing from Fort William up the Caledonian Canal route all the way to Inverness then across the Beauly Firth in Edith, the Wemyss Skiff that was built by Martin Hughes and team at the Scottish Maritime Museum. For some reason the team want even more of a challenge so as well as rowing John will also be swimming across the breadth of every Loch encountered on the journey: Loch Linnhe, Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness and Loch Dochfour. To finish off he will also swim across the Beauly Firth. All this will be supported by a support/safety boat crewed by Ruth and Eddie Scott.

Callum’s story can be seen and read at www.Deboys.co.uk .

Wemyss Skiff “Edith” is adapted for use by a those with a variety of disabilities and the funding for her build was generously provided by Andrew Rendle. Please get in touch with the Association if you would like to use skiff Edith to get access to the water.

At the Launch of Edith 2018

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