Barra & Vatersay Regatta


Rowers from An Eathar, Rowflo, Pittenweem, Golspie, Port Seton & Cockenzie RC and Anstruther gathered in Barra at the weekend to attend Barra & Vatersay CRC ‘s first St Ayles Skiff Regatta. The event was hosted in association with Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh & Bhatarsaidh.

The opening ceilidh was held in Vatersay on Friday evening and rowers danced the night away to the music of the Vatersay Boys. On Saturday morning skiffs were lined up on the airstrip as the plane landed on the beach.

On Saturday evening rowers enjoyed a relaxed sunset row in company out of Àrd Mhòr ferry port, seeing beautiful scenery and wildlife – the eagles were a highlight!

Sunday’s rowing races saw Golspie win the overall, Women’s and Men’s prizes and Rowflo took home the Hebridean trophy. Rowers enjoyed a break in the sun to watch the Hebridean Princess arrive at the pier. 

Big thanks to Claire Logan who organised the event, for her island hospitality and kindness to all the rowers who were on Barra over the weekend. 

Nach math a rinn sibh – Chì sinn ann an 2021 sibh! Well done – see you again in 2021!

Photos by Jon Gerrard

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