Blyth Community Rowing Community Club would like to invite you to the launch of our newest St Ayles skiff, Bebside, built in collaboration with students and staff from Blyth Academy. Festivities will begin at 12 noon with the official naming… Read moreBebside Launch 3rd July 2016
A bit blustery today, so the plan was to launch into the estuary, just in case that becomes a necessity on the Maiden Voyage. As it turned out, even with the trailer repatriated from its secret location it’s not that… Read moreSea Trial III
Well, its built, it floats, the paint and varnish are dry, and she is in her new home on Alnmouth Beach. Time for the Maiden Voyage, so here we go. Click to enlarge.
Yes – finally, the Great Day arrived Four men in a boat, plus one woman Today we placed Pride of Aln in the sea off Alnmouth beach and set off to Holland. After 50 yards, Dave mentioned that he had… Read moreSea Trial I
Saturday February 21st 2015. Pride of Aln comes home. It’s been a long time coming, but here she is, all complete, arriving at the Old LifeBoat house on Alnmouth beach, her new home for at least the next 5 years. … Read moreOff to her new Home!
Mark Lediard produced a great video of the Launch. Here it is
A big day in the life of a boat, when your keel, stem, and stern posts are all bonded into place. Such a big event that it was recorded by the local newspaper sending along a photographer to record events… Read moreThe last joint!
There was quite a gathering for the big day. Press, Friends, other skiffy groups all came along to see what the inside would look like after months of sitting on the moulds and adding planks. And the answer is –… Read moreWhat’s a Skiff Turnover? – Another milestone whooshes by
Huge cheers, and small tots of whisky available for the last strake going on (traditionally known as the whisky plank) Phew! It feels like a long time, but at a mere 2 hours a week until lately, it was always… Read moreThe planks are all on – are we nearly there yet?