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Skiffie Worlds 2016 – 24 -30 July

Welcome Skiffies to Strangford Lough!

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, Scottish Coastal Rowing Association, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council welcome  communities from all over the world to Strangford Lough from 24 -30 July 2016, for the world community, coastal rowing championships Skiffie Worlds 2016

Teams and Boats

Canada, England, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Tasmania, USA, Wales will all be here with teams and followers bringing a truly international flavour to the six day rowing event featuring 22ft, traditionally styled, wooden St Ayles skiffs, rowed by teams of four people plus cox.

All of the St Ayles’ skiffs have been built within their communities, thanks to a system that allows even non specialist boat builders to produce a high specification, traditionally styled wooden, racing boat.

Each boat has its own colours and names that are evocative of their home-places. The building of them brought people together from all walks of life and of all ages. They symbolise the bonds that have been forged between people within communities and now through competition the shared maritime heritage that binds coastal people the world over.

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