Craignish has some of the most spectacular coastline in Scotland (that is to say, the world!) and is home to one of the most successful boat clubs in the country, the Craignish Boat Club, where every local child gets a chance to learn to sail or kayak, and many go on to become instructors and even find careers on the sea.
In 2020 a group of boat-building and rowing enthusiasts came together to get even more people on the water as a new adult section of the club, the Craignish Coastal Rowers.
The idea was to build, launch and row a new St Ayles Skiff for Loch Craignish. The group managed to buy and transport a half-completed skiff to the peninsula, source many materials and find a space to work. But then Covid struck, making it much harder to either build or fundraise.
The Craignish Community Company offered to cover the cost of the remaining materials so that the build could continue, albeit at a slower pace as the lockdown continued.
There is still much more to do to launch our skiff.
If you are interested in either helping with the build or rowing the boat, email Tim: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the hugely popular St Ayles Skiff design and the many communities that row one, visit https://scottishcoastalrowing.org/