The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association

En Bretagne – an invitation 25/26 May.

The first St Ayles in France, Skiffig Breize was launched a couple of years ago at the Brittany town of La Roche Bernard on the Riviere Villaine.

The Aviron Traditionnel de Vilaine Maritime de La Roche-Bernard was formed last year, and a second skiff kit despatched. The skiff is well under construction.

The date was chosen as it is the two days before the start of La Semaine du Golfe, which is a festival known to a few Skiffies who have taken the long drive south to attend a festival of hundreds of traditional craft in the very sheltered Golf du Morbihan. The festival runs from 27 May to 2 June.

La Semaine du Golfe – rowers welcome as well!

The skiffies of La Roche Bernard have issued this invitation:

We would like to invite all Skiffies to visit us for the weekend before La Semaine du Golfe on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.
Camping can be provided in a private campsite,  or accommodation with local Skiffies.  There are also two hotels in the town.
Details  like directions, timing etc. can be worked out once we know who would like to be with us and when.
We have decided to use this opportunity to present our second skiff, which is currently under construction, so it would be great to have members of the SCRA with us for this memorable event which we are calling the “Fête de l’Aviron Traditionnel Vilaine Maritime”.  For this fête we shall be inviting rowers of traditional boats from other organisations on the river to join us for a parade on the beautiful river Vilaine, with a barbecue with Breton music and dance on the Saturday evening.
We are looking forward to welcoming fellow Skiffies and establishing new friends and contacts.
Please contact Chris Sealy at:  

La Roche Bernard